Ottawa Senators to be billed for police escort to Jets matchup
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The Ottawa Senators hockey club will be billed for a police escort to get to the MTS Centre on time for the match against the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night.
Winnipeg police said the Sens' plane was "very much delayed" and they needed assistance to get to the arena "quickly and safely."
The plane had mechanical problems and reports say it was delayed 90 minutes. The team arrived at the arena at 5:30 p.m. The game started at 7 p.m.
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The Senators will be charged for the services, but police were not able to provide the exact cost.
"It's important we were on hand to ensure they got to that location safely," said Const. Jason Michalyshen.