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Man wearing disguise boards international flight

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A man wearing a disguise as a old man boarded an Air Canada flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver. Canadian aviation officials have announced that they are investigating the claims and the story of how a man wearing a silicone face and neck, plus thick glasses and a hat turned into a young man upon landing. Canadian authorities have labeled the story as “unbelievable.”

The incident apparently actually happened on October 29, with officials in Canada just announcing some of the details today. An intelligence alert came from the Canada Border Services Agency that described the entire event as an “unbelievable case of concealment.”

Caucasian elderly man to Asian youth

According to further details released in the statement the man boarded a plane in Hong Kong dressed and disguised as an elderly Caucasian man. Sometime during the flight the man evidently removed the disguise and left the plane as an Asian man in his 20s. The man was then escorted from the plane by the Canada Border Services Officers located at the airport.

Once the young man landed and was escorted from the plane he submitted a request for refugee status and for governmental protection. Authorities then recovered several bags allegedly belonging to the man accused. One contained clothing and another contained what is being described as a “disguise kit.” Inside that was a silicone head and neck mask, glasses, a leather cap and a brown cardigan sweater.

The officials at the airport asked the young man to put the disguise back on. They then observed just how much the young man resembled an elderly Caucasian man. He even was able to demonstrate movements and behavior consistent with an elderly person. At that time, according to authorities, he admitted he had boarded the plane in disguise.

Right now authorities in Hong Kong and Canada have not released details about the identity of the man. Officials in Hong Kong stated that they were aware of the incident and were investigating things on their end. No details about why the man wore the disguise have been discovered or released, as well.

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