Man in his 20s arrested after WestJet flight diverted to Toronto: police
A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018 10:45PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, May 9, 2018 11:33PM EDT
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - A man in his 20s is in police custody after a WestJet flight from Halifax to Calgary was diverted to Toronto's Pearson airport on Wednesday evening.
Peel Region police received the call around 7 p.m. about an unruly passenger on board WestJet flight 231.
The plane landed at Pearson about 90 minutes later and police said a male suspect was arrested without incident.
WestJet spokeswoman Lauren Stewart said the plane, carrying about 150 people, resumed flying to Calgary after being on the ground for about 1.5 hours due to what she called a "disruptive guest."
Stewart said due to privacy concerns and the involvement of law enforcement, no further information would be provided.
Sgt. Adrian Taylor of Peel Region police said charges would likely be laid but he did not elaborate.
Unfortunately WS231 was diverted to Toronto. We can confirm that all guests are safe.— WestJet (@WestJet) May 10, 2018