Possible Security Breach at Pearson Delays United Flight Nearly 5 Hours

Possible Security Breach at Pearson Delays United Flight Nearly 5 Hours

A suspected security incident at Pearson International Airport that delayed a United Airlines flight bound for Chicago has been determined not to be serious.

Peel Regional Police tweeted that "the flight has been cleared (and) there is no threat." However, the tweet said Peel police continue to investigate the incident that happened the morning of Thursday, April 6.

The airport's Twitter account sent out a tweet saying that U.S. Customs and Border Protection was conducting an investigation in regards to United flight 547 that was bound for Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. It was set to fly out of Pearson at 7 a.m.

Peel police had tweeted that a "possible security breach" was being investigated and that there was no threat to public safety.

Both accounts noted there's no impact on airport operations.

CP24 reported that the passengers were told that their pre-clearance privileges had been revoked and that they would have to get off the plane, retrieve their luggage and go through a screening process before heading back to the terminal.

Read more: http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/7229324-possible-security-breach-at-pearson-airport-not-a-threat-say-police/

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