The man – or should we say boy – of 19 who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome was denied on a flight of American airline JetBlue. The passenger kept calling out the word 'bomb' and was consequently denied boarding.
Michel Doyle, the passenger in question, suffers from Tourette's Syndrome. This disease causes patients to lose control of speech and unwillingly calling out profanities or other random words. Doyle was in the possession of a medical statement at the time of the incident, and had also informed JetBlue of his syndrome prior to his flight. He had passed security checks, but was then refused boarding by the flight's captain.
The 19-year-old told Fox News after the incident that he is often unable to suppress certain words tied to current events. Due to the Boston bombings, he felt the urge to call out the word 'bomb'.
So apparently, those who suffer from Tourette's would be best advised to put duct-tape over their mouth before flying..