BRITISH COLUMBIA

Philadelphia Teen Questioned Over Threats To Vancouver Airport

12/23/2015 09:36 EST | Updated 12/23/2015 09:59 EST
George Rose via Getty Images
VANCOUVER, CANADA - JUNE 2: People head to their flights in the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) terminal on June 2, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver, a seaport city with close trading ties to Asia, is the most populous city in Western Canada with nearly 2.3 million residents in the metropolitan area. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, B.C. — Threats directed towards Vancouver International Airport earlier this week now involve the Homeland Security Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department.

RCMP said on Monday they had received a threat via the social media platform Twitter, although the incident didn't impact operations at the airport.

Officers from the department's technological crimes unit and the airport's police detachment began working with colleagues from the United States.

Once investigators zeroed in on Philadelphia, they contacted the department's homeland security team for help.

RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang says a 16-year-old man is under investigation.

Hwang wouldn't disclose the nature of the threats, but says they were found to be not credible.

Also On HuffPost:

Airport Security Checkpoint Of The Future