The two were detained after authorities discovered a possible explosive device and subsequently disarmed them. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airportthe police said.
The device was discovered on a bicycle parked near the ferry terminal on the island side of the airport around 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the airport’s social media accounts. Located on an island along Lake Ontario near downtown Toronto, the airport is accessed primarily by ferry or pedestrian tunnel.
Passengers at the terminal were later evacuated and two Air Canada flights were diverted to nearby Hamilton, the airport said. It was
At least two buildings near the airport have been evacuated and several side streets have been closed as police deal with “potential explosives,” according to the Toronto Police Operations Center.
A controlled explosion took place later that night, according to Toronto police.
“The device has been disarmed and the Toronto Police Service has concluded its investigation and released the site,” the airport said.
Two “persons of interest” are in custody, according to Toronto police. Authorities have not released any additional details about the type of device found.
Airport operations and flights are expected to resume on Sunday morning, the airport said. Billy Bishop Airport is located about 10 miles southeast of the city’s busiest Toronto He Pearson International Airport (YYZ).