There was a massive delay at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport as US Customs and Border Protection investigated a security issue on a departing flight.
— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) April 6, 2017
The investigation on United Airlines Flight 547 to Chicago O’Hare Airport lead authotities to find a mock Improvised Explosive Device (IED) “during an inspection of a traveler’s suitcase at the Toronto Preclearance Facility.”
In a statement, US Customs said they notified Canadian Air Transport Security immediately, who swabbed the mock IED for explosives with a negative result. A joint inspection of the aircraft, along with rescreening of passengers and baggage took place before all resumed to normal.
— CBP (@CustomsBorder) April 6, 2017
On the ground, the investigation involved Peel Regional Police and Pearson, and there was no impact to other airport operations.
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) April 6, 2017