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Unruly passenger charged after Air Canada flight diverted to Thunder Bay

A 31-year-old man was arrested Friday after a plane was forced to land in Thunder Bay.
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THUNDER BAY — An Ottawa man has been arrested after an Air Canada flight was forced to land in Thunder Bay due to the passenger’s unruly behaviour.

Thunder Bay Police say officers were dispatched to the Thunder Bay International Airport and boarded an Air Canada flight just after 4 p.m. on Friday.

The officers were briefed on the situation by the flight crew and the man was asked to exit the plane.

The man complied and was arrested once outside the aircraft.

The 31-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with assault in an aircraft in flight.

He was remanded into custody on Saturday and will appear in court Tuesday afternoon.