British Columbia

Man detained for alleged sexual assault on Air Canada flight

A man was escorted off a plane and detained by police at Vancouver International Airport Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a female passenger.

Suspect, 39, seen 'inappropriately' touching a sleeping female passenger on flight

Police say a man, 39, allegedly touched a female passenger inappropriately while she slept during an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Vancouver. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

A man was escorted off a plane and detained by police at Vancouver International Airport Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a female passenger.

Richmond RCMP say the suspect, a 39-year-old Pakistani national, was seen allegedly "inappropriately" touching a female passenger while she slept.

The Air Canada flight was enroute from Toronto to Vancouver at the time.

Police are investigating the allegations.

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