|A view of Thọ Xuân Airport in Thanh Hoá Province where an assault on security staff occurred. — Photo nld.com.vn|
THANH HOÁ — The Ministry of Transport has asked the Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam, in co-operation with local authorities, to get serious about an assault on security staff at Thọ Xuân Airport in central Thanh Hoá Province.
It has ordered heavy penalties for the tourist who attacked the security guards.
Lê Văn Hùng attacked two airport staff after failing to comply with their instructions at a security gate on June 1.
Hùng, 38, reportedly arrived at Thọ Xuân Airport to check in for a flight to HCM City. He failed to follow instructions and became frustrated. He grabbed one staff member and pushed him to the floor, and then attacked another officer, leaving him with a head wound.
Hùng was detained for further investigation. He has been banned from domestic and international flights for a year.
The ministry said the case was serious and threatened aviation safety.
It asked local authorities to take measures to curb similar situations and ensure aviation safety.
In a previous incident, a female member of airport staff was attacked by three men last November for refusing to take photos for them. The men were given a one-year flight ban. — VNS