PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Chris Christie experienced a flight delay this morning in San Francisco. The New Jersey governor was on a United Airlines flight destined for Boston when a passenger was removed.
Christie’s spokesperson released a statement confirming the governor, an aide and someone from his security detail were on the plane when the traveler was taken off the plane.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For Suspect Who Stole Car With 6-Year-Old Girl In Backseat
The statement follows reports Christie was threatened by a person on board the flight, prompting United officials to deplane passengers.
David Berlind, a passenger on the flight, tweeted his account of what happened.READ MORE: North Philadelphia Community Welcomes Home 3-Year-Old Boy After Hit-And-Run That Also Killed Mother
In a subsequent tweet, Berlind relayed information he said came from Christie’s seatmate.
Christie’s spokesperson said there was no interaction between the governor and the passenger and that the passenger did not pose any threat, verbal or physical.MORE NEWS: Local Doctor Joins 14 World War II Veterans In Hawaii Visiting Pearl Harbor On 80th Anniversary
CBS3 has reached out to United Airlines for additional comment.