A Cuba-bound flight was waylaid in Halifax because of an unruly passenger Monday around lunchtime.
RCMP officers were called to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport at about 12:15 p.m. at a pilot’s request. The pilot of a Thomas Cook flight from London, England to Varadero, Cuba made a request to land because of an unruly passenger.
“At 12:50 p.m. RCMP met the flight and a 38-year-old male passenger from the United Kingdom was arrested under the Mental Health Act,” said Sgt. Brigdit Leger, RCMP spokeswoman.
“There were no injuries to other passengers and the arrest was without incident.”
The man was taken by ambulance to the QEII hospital and the flight continued on its way to Cuba.
Leger wouldn’t say what exactly happened on the flight just that there was a disturbance.
The man’s name wasn’t released.