Waterloo region airport on lockdown, man in custody after bomb threat on Flair plane

The Region of Waterloo Global Airport remains on lockdown after police arrested one guy following a bomb threat on a flair Airlines plane headed from Ontario to Vancouver on Monday afternoon. 

Waterloo Regional Police said the incident happened at about 2 p.m. ET at the airport east of Kitchener.

“A passenger said to group of workers that any other passenger threatened that he had a bomb on the aircraft,” a police spokesperson mentioned in a release. 

Officers from the explosives disposal unit had been still on the airport as of 5 p.m., investigating whether an incendiary tool used to be on the aircraft.

the general public is being requested to circumvent the airport.

Lately on scene at Region of Waterloo World Airport. Officials spoke back to a document of a bomb danger on a aircraft.

One male is in police custody.

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‘Safety is our No. 1 priority’: airline 

Flair Airlines showed to CBC News that the incident happened on one among its planes.

“Flair is lately addressing a passenger-related serious safety fear that required a whole search of the airplane,” Matthew Kunz, vice-president of commercial transformation and operations, stated in a press release. 

Flight F8500 to Vancouver have been scheduled to go away the Waterloo airport at 2:10 p.m., but passengers have been requested to get off the plane after the risk, according to Kunz.

“Protection is our primary priority as we proceed to collect details on contemporary occasions. Authorities and Aptitude officers are lately investigating.”

The flight is now scheduled to take off at 6:10 p.m.

A spokesperson with the Region of Waterloo said the airport is working with police to research the protection risk and make sure that anyone affected, including airport group of workers, are in secure places. 

Flight delays

Present arrival and departure instances are expected to be delayed. 

Flair and WestJet are the one airlines with scheduled flights on Monday.

All afternoon and evening departures to Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary have been behind schedule, in keeping with the airport’s online flight dashboard. A unmarried flight arriving from Edmonton in the evening is anticipated to be late.

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