US Fighter Jets Escort Plane to Toronto After Passenger Threat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_246773735a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (TORONTO) -- A Canadian SWAT team burst onto a jetliner that had turn back to Toronto on Friday following word that an "agitated" passenger threatened the aircraft. American fighter jets escorted Sunwing Flight 772 "as a precautionary measure," according to officials. The plane, originating in Toronto, was bound for Panama City around 8:30 a.m. when a 25-year-old passenger made "an unspecified threat."

Ali Shahi, a Canadian citizen from Mississauga, was taken into custody and charged with mischief to property, mischief interfering with the lawful enjoyment of property, uttering threats, and endangering the safety of an aircraft. Law enforcement searched the plane and found no suspicious objects. No injuries were reported, according to Peel Regional Police.

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