Waterloo to Vancouver flight grounded after bomb threat and arrest
A flight from Waterloo to Vancouver was grounded in a bomb threat and one arrest was made.
The Flair Airlines flight was scheduled to take off at 2:10 p.m. on December 13, but passengers had to get off the plane due to a bomb threat. A complete search for the aircraft was necessary.
A Waterloo Police statement said they were called at around 2 p.m. at the Waterloo Region International Airport after a bomb was reported on the plane heading for Vancouver International Airport .
The report came from a passenger on the plane, who told a staff member that another passenger said he had a bomb on board. The police took the defendants into custody as soon as they arrived at the scene.
Flair Airlines tweeted at 6:26 p.m. Monday and said they were discussing the situation with authorities.
Travel from Waterloo Airport was affected as it had to change its operations due to the investigation and was blocked.
The police statement said no explosives were found on the plane, but a 28-year-old man from Mississauga was arrested and charged.
The statement said he was charged with “uttering threats of death and mischief – obstructing the exploitation of property”.
He is currently in police custody and awaits a bail hearing.