UPDATE: Manitoba RCMP respond to unruly passenger, U.K. passengers charged

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

Airplane - File Photo
Airplane – File Photo

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.

BACKGROUND

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.

Manitoba RCMP



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