Alberta man faces assault charge after health worker pushed at Charlottetown airport

A 35-year-old man from Alberta has been charged with assault after a health worker at the Charlottetown Airport was pushed early Thursday morning.

Charlottetown Police say a man and a woman who were passengers on an incoming flight refused to go through the Covid-19 screening center at the airport.

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They say the man allegedly pushed a health worker aside, by-passed the screening area, and left the airport.

The couple was later located by police and arrested.

The man has been charged with assault, while he and the 41-year-old woman with him were each issued a $1,050 fine in violation of the Public Health Act.

The man was released with conditions and is to appear in Provincial Court at a later date.

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