Winnipeg police arrested a man at the Richardson airport Tuesday evening after he used his GPS and refused to follow the crew's safety instructions on a flight from Minneapolis.

The man continued to use his global positioning system on the plane even though the crew told him it was illegal, police said in a news release.

The flight was delayed because he used the device.

He was arrested at the airport without incident.

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Michel Jules Ego, 73, of Saint-Denis, Réunion Island, has been charged with two counts under the Canadian Aeronautics Act; using an electronic device on board an aircraft without permission and refusing to follow safety instructions from the crew.

He is being held in jail.

Saint-Denis is the capital of Réunion Island, a French overseas region in the Indian Ocean.