Flight delayed when passenger mistakes professor's math problem for terrorism

 University of Pennsylvania economist Guido Menzio. (Upenn.edu)
University of Pennsylvania economist Guido Menzio. (Upenn.edu)

(FoxNews.com) - An Ivy League professor says his flight was delayed when a fellow passenger mistook his scribbling on a math problem as a sign he might be a terrorist.

American Airlines confirms that a woman expressed suspicions about University of Pennsylvania economics professor Guido Menzio.

He was flying from Philadelphia to Syracuse on Thursday to give a talk at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. He was working on a differential equation, but said he was told the woman thought he might be a terrorist because of what he was writing.

Casey Norton, a spokesman for the air carrier, said the women’s allegations about Menzio were deemed not credible.

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