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Ottawa Fury Forward Oliver Minatel, 22, a passenger on an Atlanta-bound Air Canada flight, told a CNN reporter on the plane Friday, April 10, 2015, that a stranger sitting behind him tried to choke him. Minatel said he was sleeping on Air Canada Flight 8623 from Toronto when he felt something around his neck. "With a rope, something that he has, he just jumped on me. That's what happened, " Minatel told CNN's Paula Newton moments after the incident.
Ottawa Fury Forward Oliver Minatel, 22, a passenger on an Atlanta-bound Air Canada flight, told a CNN reporter on the plane Friday, April 10, 2015, that a stranger sitting behind him tried to choke him. Minatel said he was sleeping on Air Canada Flight 8623 from Toronto when he felt something around his neck. "With a rope, something that he has, he just jumped on me. That's what happened, " Minatel told CNN's Paula Newton moments after the incident.

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Oliver Minatel, a 22-year-old player from Brazil, was attacked from behind, he says. CNN's Paula Newton spoke with Minatel and other passengers.

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Oliver Minatel, a 22-year-old player from Brazil, was attacked from behind, he says. CNN's Paula Newton spoke with Minatel and other passengers.