Federal officials were investigating an incident aboard a Washington-to-Denver flight on Wednesday involving a passenger who caused a disturbance.
ABC News reported that the passenger had been identified by the authorities as a diplomat in the Qatar Embassy in Washington.
A federal official said that the man went to the bathroom to smoke a cigarette, and was confronted by air marshals on board the plane. The passenger understood he had diplomatic immunity, and made sarcastic comments that the marshals took as a threat, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Oh jesus fucking christ:
Two F-16 fighters from Buckley Air Force Base, in Colorado, were scrambled to intercept the plane, the authorities said. They escorted it for the last five minutes of its flight, and it landed safely in Denver.
Aircraft around the United States were alerted about the incident, a federal official said.
If there is any possible way all parties to this incident could have behaved more stupidly, please explain how.