An airline barred a US man suffering from Tourette's syndrome from boarding a flight after he said the word "bomb".
Michael Doyle was about to get on a Jet Blue flight from Washington to San Juan in Puerto Rico on Friday with his friend when he was stopped by airline staff, Fox News reported.
"I mean they stood me up in front of everyone and told me like I'm in kindergarten that I'm not allowed to go on the plane," Mr Doyle said.
Mr Doyle said he had planned ahead and even had a doctor's letter to show JetBlue and airport security if any issues arose.
"With all the stuff in the news about the Boston bombings and stuff... I started ticking 'bomb'. Because when I get nervous and anything on my mind will come out. And things you're not supposed to say," Mr Doyle said.
"We went through TSA saying 'bomb' the whole time and no one stopped us. No one said anything because they were aware.”
Jet Blue said in a statement that Mr Doyle was “deemed a safety concern” by the pilot in command after using the word "bomb".
However, the incident was later investigated and the situation concluded as “innocuous".
Mr Doyle said because of his treatment he missed out on taking part in a revolutionary war reenactment in Puerto Rico that he had been planning for two years.
"It was a really big deal for us. It was going to be fun. A very fun time," he said.
Source: Fox News
Author: Emily O'Keefe