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Police put spit hood on ‘aggressive’ airline passenger at Vancouver’s airport

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January 16, 2024
By The Canadian Press

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Richmond RCMP say officers put a spit hood on the head of an “aggressive” airline passenger who tried to bite officers after allegedly assaulting a travel companion.

Mounties say they were called to Vancouver’s airport around 12:15 p.m. on Saturday by airline staff who reported that a person posing a “potential safety risk to staff and passengers” had been restrained on a flight.

They say in a news release that after the plane landed officers had to put the hood on the passenger who was “actively resisting by biting and spitting.”

RCMP say the passenger was apprehended under the Mental Health Act.

Airport spokesman Emad Egahi says the incident occurred on Air Canada flight 297 from Winnipeg, causing it to be delayed.


Egahi says there was no other impact on the airport’s operations


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