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Heightened security at Brandon airport following reported threats

07.11.2018 08:04
By: Frank McGwire

Man threatens to steal plane and fly to Parliament Hill

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Threats to steal an airplane and fly it to Parliament Hill in Ottawa resulted in heightened security at the Brandon Municipal Airport last week.

According to a media release from the Brandon Police, the information came from a report issued November 1st by Transport Canada's Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System.

Information was limited but police say the man who made the threat was driving from Alberta on a "one-way trip to Ottawa."

The Brandon Flying Club and Brandon Flight Centre were notified and hangars were locked down.

The man was later tracked near Ignace, Ontario however OPP say no arrests were made.