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Assault on Air Canada plane forces landing in Winnipeg

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A 16-year-old teenager is believed to be behind the assault, according to the RCMP. (Archive photo)


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Wednesday , an Air Canada plane flying from Toronto to Calgary had to make an unscheduled stop in Winnipeg after a 16-year-old boy attacked a family member mid-flight, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Flight 137 was scheduled to land at Winnipeg's James Armstrong Richardson International Airport around 12:20 p.m. RCMP say the teen is from Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Passengers and employees managed to subdue the youth who was then transported to hospital for medical evaluation.

The victim, a male, was treated for minor physical injuries.

According to information from the RCMP, no other passengers on the flight required &# x27;medical assistance.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116