Romney and his wife Ann Romney were sitting in the economy section of an Air Canada flight to Los Angeles after attending the Olympic Games when a man seated in front of them became "physically violent," the Globe and Mail first reported. Romney asked the man to raise his seat for takeoff, after which the man reportedly tried to strike him.
Romney did not retaliate but instead let the airline crew respond, his spokesperson told the Globe and Mail. The violent passenger and his bags were reportedly removed from the flight.
The former Massachusetts governor and his wife were guests of honor at the Vancouver games. He served as president and CEO of the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.