Fighter Jets scrambled to Montreal flight after passenger utters threats

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A fighter jets was scrambled to a flight going from Montreal to Cuba after an unruly passenger uttered threats on board, no names have been released.

Via CTV:

MONTREAL — A Sunwing Airlines flight bound for Cuba had to return to Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport on Thursday evening under a fighter jet escort due to an “unruly customer.”

An airline spokeswoman said flight WG604 had departed for Cayo Coco but turned around due to the passenger making “non-specific threats.”

“The flight arrived back around 7:25 p.m. and the disruptive customer was taken into police custody,” said Rachel Goldrick in an email to The Canadian Press.

The passenger’s name was not released, nor was the specific nature of the threats.

NORAD spokesman Lt. Commander Joe Nawrocki said a pair of U.S. Air Force F-15 jets were dispatched from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts and intercepted the aircraft near Albany, N.Y.

More to come as updated.

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