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Man 'acting violently' on flight to Vancouver arrested

02/02/2014 03:35 EST | Updated 04/04/2014 05:59 EDT
A man on an international flight was arrested Sunday morning after the plane landed at Vancouver International Airport.

Police say a pilot had reported at about 6:30 a.m. PT that a passenger was "acting violently."

Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton said the man was restrained on the airplane, which landed about three hours later, at 9:30 a.m.

The man was taken into custody and is being held at the Richmond RCMP Detachment to appear in court on Monday, she said.

"It is unknown where the man originates from or the purpose of his travel to Canada," Ashton said.

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