United Airlines Passenger Lights Up, Refuses Requests To Stop Smoking

DENVER (CBS4) – A United Airlines flight that departed Denver International Airport bound for Boston on Friday had to return to DIA because of a passenger who was smoking.

According to Raquel Lopez with Denver police, officers responded to the disturbance but no arrests were made.

According to United Airlines the passenger was seated in the economy section and refused requests to stop smoking.

Lopez said the passenger, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The flight was canceled. Customers were re-booked on flights Saturday.

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