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Mitt Romney Unhurt After Being Assaulted on Flight from Vancouver

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Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney was assaulted Monday by a passenger on a flight from Vancouver to Los Angeles.

Romney, 62, was on an Air Canada flight with his wife, Ann, when a male passenger took a swing at him, the The Boston Globe reported. The former Massachusetts governor had reportedly asked the man, who was sitting in front of Ann Romney, to put his seat up during takeoff.

"Gov. Romney did not retaliate, but instead allowed the airline crew to respond to the incident," Romney's spokesman, Eric Fehrnstrom, told the Globe.

The plane taxied back to the gate where the unruly passenger was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. His name was not released.

Romney and his wife were not hurt.

Romney spent the weekend at the Olympic games in Vancouver, where he was a guest of honor. He served as the head of the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.
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