Man Detained At Montreal Airport After Suspicious Package Found

A 71-year-old man with a ticket to Los Angeles was detained after parts of a potential explosive device were found in his carry-on luggage at Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport, police said late Sunday.

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Montreal police have set up security perimeter in Lasalle after suspicious package found at airport earlier today.

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The suspicious package was found at a security checkpoint in the U.S. departures area early Sunday morning, said Jean-Pierre Brabant, a Montreal police spokesman.

The items in the bag were not explosives, but parts of a potential device, said police. They did not say specifically what parts were found.

The suspect was detained but had not yet been questioned or charged, said Ian Lafreniere, another police spokesman.

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Stuck in Montreal airport security. Closed down security. The line is miles long.

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Police blocked off a residential area near the airport Sunday evening, and about 20 residents were ordered from their homes. At least a dozen emergency vehicles were on the scene while police searched the 71-year-old man’s home.

The U.S. screening area of the airport was closed and a number of flights were delayed, but resumed later on Sunday.

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