No charges laid in Billy Bishop ‘suspicious package’ incident

Toronto police on Sunday released two people initially linked to a suspicious package that shut down Billy Bishop Airport.

The pair were questioned and after a « thorough investigation » they were released without charge on Sunday. They had been arrested on Saturday afternoon after the package was found on a bicycle parked at the airport’s ferry terminal.

Initial tests by the police’s Emergency Disposal Unit led officers to believe the package was an « explosive device ». The airport and surrounding areas were evacuated, while flights landing at Billy Bishop were diverted.

Officers carried out a “controlled” detonation of the package on Saturday evening.

Operations resumed Sunday morning at Billy Bishop with the reopening of the airport ferry terminal.

Police said Saturday’s incident was an isolated event that no longer poses a threat to public safety.


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