Punjabi man arrested for assaulting Air Canada flight attendant

Punjabi man arrested for assaulting Air Canada flight attendant

By: || Updated: 31 Dec 2015 09:30 AM
Toronto: An Indian Canadian Punjabi man was arrested for assaulting an Air Canada flight attendant on the Delhi-bound flight from Toronto on Wednesday, police said.

The flight returned to Toronto's Pearson International Airport after the incident. The flight was rescheduled to take off later.

Police arrested 47-year-old Jaskaran Sidhu for the assault.

“I saw the finger of the staff member, bleeding,” passenger Manveer Kaur was quoted by www.globalnews.ca. “They took a U-turn and we came back here.

Sidhu, who lives in Alberta, has been charged with assault and causing bodily harm.

"On Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at approximately 12.42 a.m., a flight that had departed for New Delhi, had to be diverted back to Pearson International Airport due to a passenger's assaultive and belligerent behaviour towards a flight attendant," police said in a statement.

"The plane landed without incident and a male on board was arrested and charged in relation to the occurrence. The victim sustained injuries that required medical attention."

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"Sidhu has been charged with two counts of mischief, assault causing bodily harm, and endangering safety of the aircraft. He is being held pending a bail hearing," police said.

The flight had taken off late because of the bad weather in Toronto after the season's first snowfall.

Air Canada introduced the non-stop Toronto-Delhi flights from November 1. The four-times-a-week flight from both sides takes over 13 hours to reach its destination.

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