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Thursday, June 30, 2022

At the Waterloo Region airport, police are investigating a bomb threat

Key takeaways:

  • The Waterloo Regional Police Service is investigating a bomb threat at the Region of Waterloo International Airport.
  • Officers on the scene told passengers around 6 p.m. that all flights were canceled for the night.

A bomb danger at the Region of Waterloo International Airport is being investigated by the Waterloo Regional Police Service.

Around 2 p.m. Monday, police “responded to a report of a bomb on a plane,” and “a passenger reported to staff that another passenger threatened that he had a bomb on the plane,” according to a press release.

1 man was taken into custody, according to the police.

The Explosives Disposal Unit was called in to see if there was a bomb on board.

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The airport in Breslau was shut down Monday afternoon, according to police.

“Delays to arrival and also the departure times should be expected,” the airport tweeted, advising travelers to check the status of their flight with the airline.

Officers on the scene told passengers around 6 p.m. that all flights were canceled for the night.

On social media, Flair Airlines said they were dealing with a “safety concern that necessitated a full search of the aircraft on flight F8 500.” That plane was supposed to leave Waterloo Region at 2:10 p.m. for Vancouver International Airport, they said.

All passengers were deplaned as a precaution, according to the airline.

At the Waterloo Region airport, police are investigating an alleged bomb threat
At the Waterloo Region airport, police are investigating an alleged bomb threat. Image from Guelph News

On Monday, police say there will be an increased presence of emergency services at the airport, and the public is advised to avoid the area.

1 man who was assumed to be on a flight from Waterloo Region to Edmonton spoke to CTV News.

Harpreet Singh said his plane was supposed to leave at 3:30 p.m., but he and other passengers were told to leave. He was informed at the time that his flight would be delayed by two hours.

He admitted, “Obviously, it’s frustrating for us.” “We’ve been anticipating your arrival. We were concerned before that, and when we contacted the airline, they said, “We have no information about what is going on.”

While some passengers returned home, Singh said he would wait outside the airport for a flight update.

Source: CP24

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