United Airlines Flight 1104 Diverted To Vancouver, Passenger Arrested

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VANCOUVER — Mounties in British Columbia say they have arrested a passenger from a United Airlines flight that was diverted to Vancouver on Saturday.

Richmond RCMP said they responded to Vancouver International Airport shortly after 4 a.m. after the flight crew diverted the plane due to security concerns.

United Airlines flight 1104, bound for Denver from Anchorage, Alaska, was met on the tarmac by a large contingent of officers, said Cpl. Dennis Hwang.

Hwang said a male passenger was taken into custody without incident and no injuries were reported.

"Their arrival in Canada was not a scheduled stop,'' he said in a news release.

The investigation is "active and ongoing.''

"Specifics about the exact nature of the security concern are under investigation but we can confirm this appears to be an isolated incident in which security protocols were enacted.''

He said the investigation was "active and ongoing'' and Richmond RCMP was working with Vancouver airport and its security partners.

Police have not released any further details about the passenger or possible charges.

RCMP said passengers were escorted from the flight and security-screened and would be resuming their travels later Saturday.

United Airlines spokesman Charles Hobart said there was a crew of six and 131 passengers on board at the time.

Operations at Vancouver's airport were not affected.

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