Suspicious device found at a Toronto airport has been disarmed and 2 people are in custody, authorities say.
Police have arrested an alleged ringleader in a bizarre case involving the theft of electronic equipment and a suspicious package being delivered to the Royal York airport.
They say a man in his early 30s was arrested on suspicion of the theft of a laptop and other electronic equipment from the property of an unnamed company.
At the time, police said they were also investigating the suspicious package being delivered to the airport and its possible connection with the theft.
The package, which police identified as a parcel for the Royal York Airport, contained what appeared to be a stolen laptop and electronic equipment, police said.
An incident report said the package was first delivered to the Royal York airport in a black, four-door sedan, which police say had already been seen in the area of Queen’s Park during the evening.
Police say the sedan was followed into the area of Dundas, west of York Mills and in a parking lot immediately adjacent to the airport.
The driver and occupants of the sedan were followed by police as they drove into a building in the parking lot, at which time a man was allegedly arrested.
The suspect, who was seen by police at the time of his arrest, was also arrested and taken into custody.
The incident report says the man, in his early-30s, was found to be in possession of stolen property and equipment from an unnamed company on the grounds of a building in the parking lot.
Police say the suspect was taken, after police located him, to a nearby private residence and then to the Royal York, where he was interviewed by police.
Police say the suspect was then arrested at the scene by members of the Toronto Police Service’s (TPS) Special Operations Response Team.
He was charged with theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
He was also charged with mischief under $5,000, unauthorized possession of property under $5,000 and criminal harassment.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 24.
A spokeswoman with the Royal York Airport confirmed the suspect had gone on duty as a pilot with the airport last Wednesday.
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