Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Make Arrest after US Passenger Jet Diverted to Vancouver

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Make Arrest after US Passenger Jet Diverted to Vancouver

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RCMP arrest suspect after plane diverted

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VANCOUVER - Mounties in British Columbia say they have arrested a passenger from a United Airlines flight that was diverted to Vancouver on Saturday.

Richmond RCMP said they responded to Vancouver International Airport shortly after 4 a.m. after the flight crew diverted the plane due to security concerns.

United Airlines flight 1104, bound for Denver from Anchorage, Alaska, was met on the tarmac by a large contingent of officers, said Cpl. Dennis Hwang.

Hwang said a male passenger was taken into custody without incident and no injuries were reported.

"Their arrival in Canada was not a scheduled stop," he said in a news release.

"Specifics about the exact nature of the security concern are under investigation but we can confirm this appears to be an isolated incident in which security protocols were enacted. …

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