Passenger Detained for Grabbing Confiscated Charging Device from Airport Security

Passenger Detained for Grabbing Confiscated Charging Device from Airport Security
Aug 20, 2015 By eChinacities.com

Passengers on Chinese flights are no longer allowed to bring mobile charging devices in checked luggage. A man was recently detained in Wuhan's Tianhe Airport after trying to grab his device back when it was confiscated by staff.

The man, surnamed Hu, was told by security staff that he could not check his mobile charging device in his luggage.And he could either abandon it or leave it with security staff. Hu was not happy about this and tried to grab it back from the security staff member. This aggressive move spooked security, and he was apprehended.

Later, in police custody, Hu admitted that he was wrong. He was sentenced to five days administrative detention.

Source: inews.qq.com

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Keywords: Wuhan Tianhe Airport China airport security China mobile charging device

12 Comments

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nzteacher80
comment|64154|270608

Did they let him have his power bank when he was in detention?

Aug 22, 2015 10:35 Report Abuse

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Karajorma
comment|64159|86810

Yeah, but they took all his other electronics to screw with him.

Aug 22, 2015 23:06 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
comment|64144|43131

5 days detention: super deterrent...

Aug 22, 2015 05:50 Report Abuse

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Guest2650392
comment|64135|294488

Original article clearly says battery charger WITHOUT COMMERCIAL LABEL is not allowed on the plane, you can either discard it or let people who come to see you off take it back. ("无标识充电宝不允许带上飞机,可自弃或交送行人员带回").

Aug 21, 2015 14:23 Report Abuse

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nashboroguy
comment|64129|312223

8/21: I flew from Zhuhai to Wuxi, via Changsha: Security asked to look at the device in my carry-on. But, that is all. On the other hand, they had a fit over my shampoo/liquid soap/shaving cream. Fine. I understand this. They failed to find my two lighters for my cigarettes though. Cracked me up.

Aug 21, 2015 09:57 Report Abuse

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Hotwater
comment|64118|275636

As the others have stated. The first paragraph is completely wrong! I've flown twice in the last 6 days with a phone charger power pack. To be clam ear the rules are this: 1) no charging battery packs allowed in CHECK-IN luggage 2) no battery battery packs over a certain size in carry-on luggage. From memory the limit is 20,000 maH bit that needs clarifying.

Aug 20, 2015 22:50 Report Abuse

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adminanswer
comment|64124|53922

You guys are all right, our mistake. Editing it now!

Aug 21, 2015 02:16 Report Abuse

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Hotwater
comment|64142|275636

Thanks for coming back and changing it.

Aug 21, 2015 20:33 Report Abuse

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Spiderboenz
comment|64116|98319

What a load of crap. I flew TODAY, and had no problem with my charger/powerbank being in my carry-on.

Aug 20, 2015 20:55 Report Abuse

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tokagesa
comment|64115|50294

My last national flight goes back to last a month ago and still at that time I had no problem to bring in my power bank. Any new law about that?

Aug 20, 2015 18:47 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
comment|64113|279026

Hu was outraged that someone from the airport told him he couldn't do something. Hu was later quoted as saying "I bought a ticket so everyone at the airport must b submissive to me!"

Aug 20, 2015 18:37 Report Abuse

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Karajorma
comment|64112|86810

Hang on a sec? Since when can't we bring them in carry on luggage? The rule used to be you couldn't check them in.

Aug 20, 2015 17:39 Report Abuse