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Security breach at Pearson International Airport

Peel police confirm a male passenger got through security without being checked

All departing flights from Pearson International's Terminal 1, were suspended while police searched for a male passenger who breached airport security.

The man walked through security without being checked around 10:45 Wednesday evening.

Cst. Lillian Fitzpatrick with Peel police told Newstalk 1010, they have a photograph of the passenger continued searching for him, but he was not found to be on domestic flights. 

Passengers who landed, were kept on board aircraft until police finish their search.

Cst. Fitzpatrick says the man had boarded a connecting flight at Pearson to Sao Paulo, Brazil and he had shown his boarding pass and passport at the gate before boarding the Air Canada flight. 

That flight had taken off before police were ever made aware of the security breach.

The constable says the matter is now in the hands of Air Canada and there was no threat to public safety. 

Pearson Airport tweeted that domestic departures would resume shortly, around 12:30 a.m. Everything was back to normal as of 12:45 a.m.

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  1. frank posted on 06/19/2014 09:14 AM
    Another ridiculous gov. excess. Why not just return the person on the next flight rather than impose the cost and inconvenience on hundreds?

    Meanwhile, in Angus, Ontario, hundreds are locked out of their homes for days while government actors, plugging overtime, take days to arrange 10-minute safety inspections. This abuse of the public must end right now. We've had enough.

    The public would be most assisted by media asking authorities about the ridiculous delays and lockouts, the overtime of these "helpers" and their financial motives (ie overtime).
    1. frank posted on 06/19/2014 09:22 AM
      @frank The public need to be able to arrange their own safety inspections to speed up the process, especially where it appears to be corruption-motivated.
  2. William posted on 06/19/2014 10:45 AM
    If there was no threat to public safety, how come Air Canada flight 90 to Sao Paolo was ordered to turn back, denied entry to US airspace, escorted by fighter jets from NORAD, and greeted at the gate in Toronto by tactical officers, CSIS, and RCMP?

    Methinks there's more to it than a smoker who went through the wrong door.
    1. Frankie posted on 06/19/2014 12:06 PM
      @William More likely it's protocol after that type of breach as they wouldn't have confidence in merely identifying that passenger in their absence.
  3. Angry Bill posted on 06/19/2014 01:44 PM
    In any other industry in Canada, if you were to fork over a mortgage payment for a service, they would treat you like a king. At airports, all that mortgage payment earns you is being treated like a criminal.
  4. john posted on 06/19/2014 02:27 PM
    sounds like a false flag op in progress . thay got the guy before he would take over the plain and crash it .
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