Suspicious device found at a Toronto airport has been disarmed and 2 people are in custody, authorities say.
Toronto police said two people in their early teens were arrested at Pearson International Airport, with one in custody and the other still on the loose.
Police were called to the airport shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday for reports a suspicious device had been disarmed.
“We were advised that a suspicious package had been disarmed and the person is being questioned,” Const. Caroline de Kloet told reporters at the airport. “We’re not in any danger, there’s no threat to the public.”
Police said a woman found the device in front of the airport, at busy rush hour, and alerted airport staff. The airport is a major transit hub, with thousands of passengers traveling daily.
The airport said the two people were arrested at the scene for possession of a prohibited weapon. Police said a court order would be sought in the case.
A Toronto woman was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a man outside a downtown grocery store on Sunday evening.
Officers were called to a call of a man with a gun at an intersection near the Don Mills area of downtown Toronto on Sunday. The man, who was not identified, was taken into custody.
Police said a weapon was recovered and was being analysed as the investigation continues.
The incident took place around 9:30 p.m.
The woman, who was not identified, is described as a 19-year-old woman who appeared to be intoxicated.
“We got a call that a person with a gun was acting erratic and disorderly at the intersection of Yonge St. and Gerrard St. W.,” said Const. Caroline de Kloet, in a news release issued by the Toronto Police Service.
“Shortly thereafter, a TTC streetcar was held up and it stopped at the intersection of Yonge St. and Gerrard St. W. As we arrived, I saw the person with an unresponsive person. I then saw a woman on the ground and she was having difficulty moving.
“I tried to speak to the woman and she was saying she