Pilots diverted a United Airlines flight traveling from Orlando, Florida, to Washington, D-C, after a passenger lit a cigarette and urinated in the aisle.

The plane landed last night in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the man was taken into custody by federal authorities.

A United Airlines spokeswoman said flight attendants noticed the man appeared drunk not long after the plane left Orlando. She said the man later lit a cigarette and began to argue with a flight attendant who asked him to put it out.

The spokeswoman said after the exchange the man stood up and urinated in the plane's aisle.