UPDATE - Manitoba RCMP respond to unruly passenger

January 31, 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba

News release

Upon further investigation, Manitoba RCMP officers have laid additional charges related to yesterday's incident.

On January 31, 2020, Ben James Iontton, 25, from the UK, was charged with Endangering the Safety of an Aircraft, Uttering Threats, Resisting Arrest, Disturbing the Peace, Assaulting a Police Officer and Mischief over $5000.

On January 31, 2020, Natalie Louise Walker, 34, from the UK, was charged with Mischief over $5000 and Disturbing the Peace.

Both individuals have been remanded into custody.

The investigation continues.

On January 30, 2020, at approximately 11:45 am, Manitoba RCMP officers were advised that a plane from London en route to Los Cabos was being diverted to the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport due to an unruly passenger.

The plane landed at 12:03 pm and was met by officers at the gate. Officers boarded the plane and placed a 25-year-old male from the United Kingdom under arrest for causing a disturbance. He is also facing additional charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. He remains in custody.

Shortly after the first arrest, officers were called back to the plane as another passenger, unconnected to the male, was being unruly. Officers arrested a 34-year-old female, also from the United Kingdom, for causing a disturbance. She also remains in custody.


Contact information

Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations

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