Passenger Arrested After Endangering Flight Safety

In a highly uncommon incident, Hamilton Police swiftly arrested a 54-year-old Hamilton man yesterday upon the arrival of an international flight at John C Munro International Airport.

On Thursday, February 15, 2024 shortly after 3:00 p.m. Hamilton Police arrested a man following a flight and he now faces charges of 

·         Common Nuisance - Endanger Life

·         Cause Disturbance

·         Assault in Aircraft in Flight

The male continued to make threats to flight staff, creating a disruptive and unsafe environment for staff and passengers. The disturbance, stemming from alcohol-related issues and a desire for a cigarette in flight, prompted multiple passengers to intervene and assist the on-flight staff.

Officers gathered evidence and statements from those reporting the incident, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the situation. Despite the unsettling circumstances, all passengers remained safe, and no one on the flight required medical treatment.

The 54-year-old will appear in court for a bail hearing this morning.

The collaborative efforts of airline staff, passengers, and Hamilton Police were instrumental in bringing this incident to a swift and safe conclusion.