A former basketball player at Bacone College in Muskogee caused a lockdown at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after he exited and then went back through a secure checkpoint Thursday.
Christian Smith's mother says he mistakenly re-entered a secure area after missing a flight Thursday on the way to a basketball tryout.
Jennifer Smith of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, said Christian Smith's actions "were a complete misunderstanding."
The lockdown delayed 33 flights at the airport and lasted over two hours. Smith was arrested and booked into jail after he left a secured area and re-entered it without being re-screened, airport officials said.
After posting bond Friday, Smith's mom said Christian continued on to Los Angeles to try out with an overseas professional basketball team.
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