Moncton airport passenger in custody after security threat

A female passenger is in custody after an incident at the Greater Moncton International Airport​ on Saturday afternoon.

Bomb squad examining luggage

A female passenger is in custody after an incident at the Greater Moncton International Airport​ on Saturday afternoon.

Two flights full of passengers who arrived at the Moncton airport in the midst of the security threat were kept on their planes. (CBC)

Codiac RCMP said they received a call from airport staff  around 1 p.m. about a woman on a flight from Toronto acting strangely.

As police evacuated the arrivals area they isolated a piece of luggage they say belongs to the woman.

Traffic was diverted away from the airport and some passengers who arrived by plane at that time were kept on the tarmac for a couple of hours. 

Police said a bomb squad will examine the luggage, but in the meantime airport operations have returned to normal.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been laid.


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