Mississauga man charged with Waterloo airport bomb threat

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Published December 14, 2021 at 1:52 pm

A Mississauga man has been charged with threatening to put a bomb on a plane at the Waterloo airport on Monday.

Police say they were alerted about a possible bomb on a plane at the Region of Waterloo Airport around 2:00 p.m. on Dec. 13.

A passenger reportedly told staff that another passenger threatened that he had a bomb on a plane.

Waterloo Regional Police took the male suspect into custody, and the plane was evacuated of all passengers as Members of the Explosives Disposal Unit were called in to investigate whether an explosive device was actually on the plane or not.

The airport was reportedly on lockdown during the investigation.

Police now say a 28-year-old from Waterloo has now been charged with Uttering Threats to Cause Death and Mischief – Interfere with Operation of Property.

The man’s name has not been released, and police say the accused was held in police custody for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at Waterloo Regional Police 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting www.waterloocrimestoppers.com.

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