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​Cabbie threatens airport security guard with knife in central Vietnam

Thursday, March 08, 2018, 11:36 GMT+7
​Cabbie threatens airport security guard with knife in central Vietnam
The knife used by Vu Sy Cong to threaten a security officer at Vinh International Airport in the north-central province of Nghe An on March 7, 2018. Photo: Vinh International Airport

A taxi driver picking up passengers at an airport in the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An used a knife to threaten a security guard after violating the airdrome’s regulations.

Authorities at Vinh International Airport in the namesake city in Nghe An have issued their report on a situation involving Dinh Xuan Danh, 21, one of their security officers.

Danh was patrolling the parking lot in the northern section of the airport at around 11:15 am on Wednesday when he spotted Vu Sy Cong, 31, driving a cab through the area – a violation of airport regulations.

Danh approached Cong, who refused to cooperate. The confrontation erupted into an argument that nearly turned violent after Cong pulled a knife on the security guard.

Other officers from the airdrome security unit arrived at the scene to apprehend Cong and prevent the situation from escalating.

The cab driver is held at the airport. Photo: Vinh International Airport
The cab driver is held at the airport. Photo: Vinh International Airport

The cab driver was later transferred into police custody.

Vinh airport also made headlines earlier this week after a local mental health patient scaled the perimeter fence and attempted to sneak onto an aircraft.

The flight attendants only realized what was happening when the man was unable to present his boarding pass.

Following the incident, five airport employees were fined for their carelessness and the airdrome itself was slapped with a VND40 million (US$ 1,756) pecuniary penalty.  

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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