Toronto International Airport Clears Device, Police Call in Bomb Detection Dogs

Suspicious device found at a Toronto airport has been disarmed and 2 people are in custody, authorities say. The bomb detection dog was called to the airport Tuesday night and it apparently alerted police…

Toronto International Airport Clears Device, Police Call in Bomb Detection Dogs

Suspicious device found at a Toronto airport has been disarmed and 2 people are in custody, authorities say.

The bomb detection dog was called to the airport Tuesday night and it apparently alerted police to a suspicious device.

One man was arrested at the airport. Police have not confirmed if he has been linked to the device.

“The airport has been cleared and the Bomb Detection Dog Unit is on site to assist,” the airport tweeted Tuesday night.

A bomb detection dog was called to the Toronto Pearson Airport Tuesday night and it apparently alerted police to a suspicious device. (John Rieti/CBC)

Police called in bomb detection units and an animal unit.

A bomb detection dog alerted officers.

A bomb detection dog alerted officers.

The airport says all roads leading to the airport have been cleared, and passengers will be rerouted by bus and taxi.

“We are aware of the safety procedures the airport recently began and we are taking this matter to the highest levels of government,” the airport tweeted.

Toronto International Airport said that a TSA Office had been called to the airport for further guidance on security issues.

“A new TSA office is coming to the airport and they will be able to provide more information and help TSA staff. We will continue to follow the news,” the airport posted on Twitter.

The airport said people should continue to go through the normal security screening process today.

Police have not confirmed if the man arrested has been linked to the device.

The man had his hands shackled while he was taken into police custody.

Officers seized the device, which was addressed with the “Stinger” name.

All three people were taken into custody after the device was disarmed, Toronto Police Media spokesperson Meaghan Gray said at a press conference Tuesday night.

The airport will continue to monitor the situation. “We understand that the safety of our guests and airport workers is our highest priority,” spokesman Mark D’Abo said in an email

Toronto Police are questioning the man at the airport, and have not revealed why police became suspicious about the device. A bomb detection dog was called, and the device was found to be “not connected in any way with terrorism.”

John Rieti told CBC a bomb detection dog was called to the airport and a suspected explosive device was found but police said

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