Man on Flight Possibly Sneaking a Smoke

Staff Report
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official says an incident aboard a Washington to Denver flight Wednesday night appears to have been a misunderstanding after the man was confronted trying to sneak a smoke in the bathroom.

The official says the man "made a joke about it" - which only alarmed people further.

No explosives were found on the man and officials do not believe he was trying to harm anyone.

The official was not authorized to discuss details of the case and therefore spoke on condition of anonymity.