Man facing charges after disturbance on Toronto-bound flight


Toronto-area police say a 34-year-old Alberta man is facing multiple charges following a disturbance on an Air Canada flight from Calgary to Toronto.

Air Canada says the flight — AC1312 — was carrying 199 passengers from Calgary to Toronto when a customer became disruptive.

Peel Regional Police say officers met the plane at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Thursday morning after the flight crew reported that a man was exhibiting disruptive and belligerent behaviour towards the crew and passengers.

Ahmed Kochi Hissein-Warimi of Calgary is charged with one count each of mischief and endangering the safety of an aircraft, and six counts of breach of probation.

It’s the second time in two days that trouble on board a commercial flight has led to an arrest by Peel police.

On Wednesday, a 47-year-old Alberta man was charged with assault causing bodily harm, endangering the safety of an aircraft and two counts of mischief after an Air Canada flight en route to India turned back to Toronto after a man allegedly assaulted a flight attendant.

With files from Nick Westoll

31/12/2015 17:01  By: TORONTO STAR