A Boston-bound United Airlines flight carrying New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ended up returning to the gate at San Francisco International Airport on Friday after a passenger took pictures of the crew, officials said.
Despite initial social media chatter that the passenger had threatened the aspiring Republican presidential candidate, his camp said in a statement that Christie was not involved.
“At no point did Governor Christie interact with this passenger nor did this passenger pose a verbal or physical threat to the governor,” read the statement, posted on
A United Airlines jet taxis at O'Hare International Airport.