Last updated: 03:54 PM ET, Tue May 17 2016

Chinese Airline Passenger Throws Contact Solution on Security Officer

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | May 17, 2016

Chinese Airline Passenger Throws Contact Solution on Security Officer

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A female college student from China was arrested earlier this month after she threw contact cleaning solution onto a security officer after not being permitted to travel with the liquid.

According to the South China Morning Post, the 28-year-old Beijing University graduate student — identified as only Li— was going through security Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou, China, en route to a job interview when the incident occurred.

Li was told by security officials that a bottle of contact solution in her bags exceeded the 100 milliliters legally permitted for a flight in China. The woman poured out some of the solution into a paper cup to avoid any further issues, but was told by security personnel that she would not be able to board the flight since the container had no lid.

Fed up with the holdups from security, Li is seen on security footage throwing the contact solution onto one of the officers as he inspected her bags. Officers quickly detained the woman, but she was reportedly released.

This incident is just the latest in a long list of Chinese travelers behaving badly. From a passenger attempting to open an emergency exit thinking it was a bathroom, to a grandmother letting her child urinate on the floor, to a group of passengers verbally and physically harassing airline employees, Li throwing contact solution on a security official is far from an isolated incident.


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