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Sunwing flight escorted back to Toronto

Old 25th Jul 2014, 22:50
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Sunwing flight escorted back to Toronto

Exclusive: Tactical police board Sunwing flight after plane escorted back to Toronto's Pearson | CTV News
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Old 25th Jul 2014, 23:43
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Canadian plane escorted by U.S. F-16s after passenger threat

TORONTO, July 25 (Reuters) - A Canadian charter plane bound for Panama was escorted by U.S. fighter jets back to Toronto, where a passenger was removed by police after allegedly threatening the safety of the flight, police said on Friday.

Canadian plane escorted by U.S. F-16s after passenger threat
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Old 26th Jul 2014, 00:31
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Bit of overreaction. Certainly the police looked much more dangerous than the suspect.

After an excellent landing etc...

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"He basically just tore a strip off her, explaining how expensive the cigarettes are here in Canada, he hates Canada," Bathe said.

"Then he said, with great expression using his hands, 'I just want to bomb Canada.'"


what a naughty boy...
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Old 26th Jul 2014, 02:55
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He is free to leave Canada, after he serves his time in jail.
 
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News now reports that after his force-able arrest by SWAT police, the shackled kid's attitude had dramatically changed - "I love Canada" he had said. . . . . I certainly would have said the same.
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Old 26th Jul 2014, 11:18
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Awaiting for the US to impose psychological evaluation before anyone boards a flight over US airspace, in a US aircraft, or with US passenger on boards.
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Old 26th Jul 2014, 17:33
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The guy is mentally ill. His parents have been trying to get help for him for years, to no avail. It's a good thing the Metro cops didn't storm the aircraft; they tend to shoot people in that type of situation.
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Outside the courthouse his father Sadegh Shahi said that his son will be sent to a hospital for a psychological assessment for at least 72 hours at the request of his family.

"Thatís what I want," Sadegh Shahi said. "He's been suffering for 10 years now ... I hope they are going to do something for him."
'Ali is not at fault'

Shahi's family says he has a history of mental illnesses that weren't properly addressed by police and the health system.

Ali Shahi, who currently lives in Mississauga, is alleged to have made a threat to Sunwing flight 772.

"I am sorry for what happened on the flight, but Ali is not at fault," his father Shadegh Shahi said. "I blame the police and health system. We called the police for help more than 23 times in the last two to three years, but unfortunately they did nothing to help us or help my son."
Ali Shahi, Sunwing threat suspect, released on bail - Toronto - CBC News

As before mentioned the Toronto Police have shot quite a number of mentally ill and don't seem to be improving
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Old 26th Jul 2014, 22:41
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According to American news reports, flight 772 had an unusually eventful day, Taking off for a second time, it was forced to divert to Montego Bay because a passenger was taken ill. Same Canadian Flight Diverted Twice in One Day - NBC News
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Old 27th Jul 2014, 16:44
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Something's missing in this story

This story, as reported in the press, doesn't hang together at all.

Either the guy's an immediate threat or he's not. If he's a threat, why did the aircraft fly 45 minutes back to Pearson instead of diverting to someplace closer? Or, if he's not a threat, why didn't they just continue to their destination and hand him off to the local police upon arrival?

And then, what's with the police placing the aircraft and all of the passengers at risk by deciding to play Army, rather than just arresting the guy?
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Old 27th Jul 2014, 17:28
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Overkill....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhRCZDjaevQ
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Old 27th Jul 2014, 17:46
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That, was, ridiculous...
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Ridiculous?

I might pick other words than "ridiculous" to describe a bunch of heavily armed people invading an aircraft and pointing ltheir weapons at innocent unarmed. passengers
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Old 27th Jul 2014, 18:42
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So - six police all board the aircraft, and ALL SIX immediately turn right and move down the cabin, leaving (at least two visible crew and) an un-searched toilet and cockpit to their backs.

They spend an enormous amount of time shouting "Heads down, hands up" - and yet ignore the guy filming them all from row two in front of them??

Is it just me - or is that rather poor operational practice?
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Old 27th Jul 2014, 18:56
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How about knowing in advance it was about ONE person and having a confirmation just prior entering of where he was in the cabin ?

No poor operational practice.
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Old 27th Jul 2014, 19:00
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Originally Posted by Gauges and Dials View Post
I might pick other words than "ridiculous" to describe a bunch of heavily armed people invading an aircraft and pointing ltheir weapons at innocent unarmed. passengers
They had to deal with whatever version of the event was given to them and assume the worst.
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Old 27th Jul 2014, 19:22
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Originally Posted by ehwatezedoing View Post
How about knowing in advance it was about ONE person and having a confirmation just prior entering of where he was in the cabin ?
Originally Posted by ehwatezedoing View Post
They had to deal with whatever version of the event was given to them and assume the worst.
Did they know or did they not?
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Old 27th Jul 2014, 19:27
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Jeez, I'm no expert but if that's Canadian special forces or law enforcement in action it should be a walk in the park for true terrorists
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Old 27th Jul 2014, 19:43
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ehwat

If they KNEW it was only one person, then why the need for all the raised guns ???

Secondly, if you are going to raise the guns, then the first person through the door takes a second to raise his gun as he turns the corner.
In fact, he is fully exposed in the corridor before the gun is raised.
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