A Chinese tourist, who was angry over arrangements for accommodation and the rescheduling of a cancelled flight, threw a chair at a South Korean airport. The incident took place on Monday at Jeju International Airport, according to Korean Television Station YTN, as reported by Sina News.

Photo: Yangtse Evening Post
Photo: Yangtse Evening Post

Police were called to take control of the situation and more then ten officers arrived, with one Chinese man taken into custody.

Photo: Yangtse Evening News
Photo: Yangtse Evening Post

Due to heavy snow, Jeju International Airport had halted flights for around 44 hours, affecting more than a thousand flights between January 23-25

Photo: Yangtse Evening Post
Photo: Yangtse Evening Post

It is estimated that around 89,000 people were affected and out of that number, more than 1,400 people were trapped at the airport.

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Chantal Yuen

Chantal Yuen is a Hong Kong journalist interested in issues dealing with religion and immigration. She majored in German and minored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University.