Peel police are arresting a man after his actions on board an Air Canada flight forced the plane to turn around.
According to officers, it happened around 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Police say the flight, headed for New Delhi, India, had to be diverted back to Pearson International Airport due to a passenger’s “assaultive and belligerent” behavior towards a flight attendant.
The flight attendant was treated for minor injuries.
47 year old Jaskaran Sidhu, of Alberta, was arrested and is facing charges of two counts of Mischief, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, and Endangering Safety of Aircraft.
Sidhu is being held pending a bail hearing.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at the Airport Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453- 2121, ext. 3133 or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).