Just after 12 noon, a Porter Airlines flight attendant overheard a passenger on an aircraft destined for Chicago talking about a possible pipe bomb at the BBTCA.
The flight attendant notified the appropriate security authorities, and quick action was taken to protect the BBTCA’s passengers.
Porter Flight 387 to Chicago was cancelled.
The passenger who made the remark is currently being questioned by Toronto Police Service and Canada Border Services Agency. The TPA has also advised the federal Department of Transport and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of the situation.
The aircraft the passenger was on board was searched, and found to be clean. The terminal building is currently being searched, but nothing suspicious has been found.
As a result of the quick action already taken by Porter Airlines, TPA staff and law enforcement, no other flights or other airport activity have been cancelled at this time.
We have no further details about this incident or the person who made statements about a possible explosive device in the airport, but will let the public know as soon as they become available.
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused BBTCA passengers. But we take airport security very seriously to protect the safety of our passengers and staff.