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UPDATE: Passenger arrested after disturbing Porter flight before landing

A 27-year-old Toronto man was escorted off of the plane by police
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A Porter Airlines plane lands at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport on April 18, 2019. (Soo Today/FILE)

THUNDER BAY -- A passenger aboard a Porter Airlines flight from Toronto caused a disturbance minutes before its arrival in Thunder Bay.

In a police release issued Saturday, police said they were told the passenger left his seat as the plane was preparing for its scheduled landing.

When flight attendants requested the man return to his seat he became aggressive with the flight staff.

A Thunder Bay Police Service officer escorted the passenger, a 27-year-old Toronto man, off the plane.

A Porter Airlines spokesperson confirms the passenger was taken off the plane because of an incident on board during a flight from Toronto to the Thunder Bay International Airport.

The return flight was subsequently cancelled, but the passengers waiting to board were rebooked on other flights.

No charges have been laid at this time.

This story has been updated to include comments from Porter Airlines and Thunder Bay Police.

 





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