Flight Delayed 8 Hours Over Man’s Virus Joke [VIDEO]

Nashville’s ABC News affiliate reports:

An American Airlines flight from Dallas to Nashville took over eight hours to take off and was delayed three times after a man reportedly joked about having coronavirus. The man, who has not been identified, reportedly wouldn’t lift his tray table up before the plane took off at which point he claimed he had coronavirus.

“People were freaked out because nobody knew what was going on,” said passenger Brandon Kenney, “People didn’t know if he was actually sick or if he really didn’t have coronavirus or not.” The situation understandably was taken very seriously. HAZMAT crews and police officers boarded the plane and had the man removed.