Nunavik man charged, accused of making plane bomb threat
Two Air Inuit flights disrupted Monday, airline says
A man in Umiujaq has been arrested after allegedly making a bomb threat that disrupted two Air Inuit flights earlier this week.
On Monday, the airline said in a Facebook post that two of its Dash 8 passenger planes were grounded in Puvirnituq and Kuujjuaraapik over what it described as unfounded internet threats.
By mid-afternoon, flights had resumed.
“A male in his 20’s from Nunavik was arrested in Umiujaq and charged with various accusations,” Jean-Francois Morin, Nunavik Police Service’s deputy-chief, wrote in an email.
Morin did not say what specific charges were laid, nor did he identify the suspect. He did say that the charges stemmed from a bomb threat.
“He is currently detained awaiting a bail hearing,” Morin said.
“That’s what we are willing to share right now as the investigation is still ongoing.”