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Limo driver says he warned Dziekanski

A limousine driver at Vancouver’s airport said he warned Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski that he might be Tasered if he kept making a scene, an inquiry into Dziekanski’s death heard yesterday.

A limousine driver at Vancouver’s airport said he warned Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski that he might be Tasered if he kept making a scene, an inquiry into Dziekanski’s death heard yesterday.

Testifying at the Braidwood inquiry, limo driver Lorne Meltzer said Dziekanski was distraught and tired when Meltzer confronted him at the airport, CBC News Online reported.

Dziekanski, 40, died Oct. 14, 2007, after he was Tasered five times by RCMP at Vancouver International Airport. The incident was captured on video and made headlines around the world.

Dziekanski was holding a chair and blocking the door to the international reception lounge and was confused when Meltzer asked him to move out of the way.

Meltzer then told Dziekanski that police would Taser him if he continued to make a scene. He told the inquiry that he could not understand what the Polish man was saying other than “police” and “help.”

 
 
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