Suspect in airport bomb scare faces charges, he'll appear in court today
Montreal police say the 71-year-old man, who was arrested at the Trudeau airport on Sunday after trying to carry suspicious items onto a flight to LA, will face serious charges including endangering the safety of an aircraft and possession without a lawful excuse.
Police say he is still being interrogated and should appear in court on Monday afternoon.
“The piece of the puzzle that we are looking for is why he did this, and we have no clue for the moment.” Ian Lafrenière, spokesperson for the Montreal police, told CJAD.
Residents living within a five block radius of the suspect’s apartment on Airlie Street in LaSalle were evacuated after the incident Sunday as police searched for clues.
“I was very surprised by the news,” Kenny Newman, who lives above the suspect’s apartment and who was evacuated for 12 hours, told CJAD.
“He’s a quiet man, I don’t really know him, but we always say hi to each other and he helped me get my car out of the snow bank last winter”
Newman, who’s a father of two, said he was not worried by the incident because police did not seem panicked. He said they asked him to leave his home "when he could".