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Man detained for boarding plane in disguise

November 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
In a bizarre breach of airline security, a young Asian man was detained after boarding an Air Canada flight in Hong Kong disguised as an elderly white man.Mid-flight, the passenger went into the restroom and took off what turned out to be a silicone mask.

Border agents were waiting when the plane landed in Vancouver and took him into custody. He asked for refugee status but it is still not clear why. He was being held Friday by border security as they tried to sort it out.