Winnipeg International Airport RCMP respond to flight diversion

January 3, 2024
Winnipeg, Manitoba

News release


On January 3, 2024, at approximately 12:20 pm, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport RCMP received a report of a flight diversion to Winnipeg due to an unruly passenger on board who had assaulted a passenger.

The investigation has determined that Air Canada flight #137 was en route from Toronto to Calgary, when a 16-year-old male passenger, from Grande Prairie, assaulted an adult male passenger who was identified as a family member.

Airline employees and passengers were able to restrain the youth following the assault.

The youth suspect was arrested and transported to hospital for medical evaluation. The adult passenger was treated on scene for minor physical injuries.

No other passengers required medical assistance.


Contact information

Phone: 204-983-8497

Manitoba RCMP Media Relations Unit

Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
Robert Cyrenne, Director Communications and Media Relations
Twitter @rcmpmb | @GRCManitoba |

File number: 2024-12109

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