A man was detained at Toronto’s Pearson airport Tuesday morning trying to carry “suspicious materials” through security, CBC News has learned.The man intended to board a U.S.-bound flight just before 9 a.m. at Pearson’s Terminal One when security staff noticed something suspicious and detained him.
A search revealed the man was carrying batteries in one shoe and shrapnel in another. Peel Regional Police have the man in custody at their airport division. He is being interviewed, but has not been charged.Its not clear whether the man was acting alone or in co-ordination with others.
Questioned & Released
A man arrested Tuesday morning for carrying “suspicious items” at a security screening point at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport was released later in the afternoon without charges, according to Peel Regional Police.
“That male is going to be released without any charges. Officers have completed their investigation and do not believe that any criminal offence has taken place,” said Const. Samantha Nulle.
“The investigation lasted several hours and we determined there was no intent to commit any criminal offence,” said Const. J.P. Valade.
The man was heading to the United States, said Valade.
Earlier media reports suggested the man had batteries and shrapnel with him, but Nulle could not confirm that.
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