Update -- Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m.
Richmond RCMP have released the name of the man accused of disrupting an airplane full of people Sunday, and his name is Abdul Zain Ali.
The 25-year-old Australian man is alleged to have become violent while intoxicated on a China Southern Airlines flight to Vancouver.
He has now been charged with causing a disturbance, mischief and assault.
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Richmond RCMP have a man in custody who is accused of becoming violent on an international flight.
Vancouver International Airport staff alerted police on Sunday that a man was acting violently on a flight arriving at the airport this morning.
Police released no further details, but CTV News interviewed a passenger who said a man started throwing punches on China Southern Airlines flight 329 during its trip to Vancouver from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
"I heard screaming and there was a fellow swinging at everyone,” James Leigh told CTV.
“I basically had to jump on him and hold him down while they brought out handcuffs,” he said.
Leigh told the television network he had to restrain the man, who appeared to be intoxicated, for three hours until he fell asleep.