Nunavik man charged, accused of making plane bomb threat

Two Air Inuit flights disrupted Monday, airline says

Two Air Inuit aircraft, similar to the one seen in this file photo, were grounded on Nunavik’s Hudson coast on Monday after a man made a false bomb threat, the airline said. Nunavik police arrested a man in his 20s. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

By Jeff Pelletier - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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.”

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(4) Comments:

  1. Posted by Dumb! Very dumb! on

    I hope crown attorney and judge don’t take it lightly.

    • Posted by JOHNNY on

      Send him on a all inclusive vacation to Saint Jerome.

  2. Posted by wondering on

    most Likely he was pissed due to a cancelled or delayed

    • Posted by John W Paul Murphy on

      Or typically drunk. But in either case an idiot punk.


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