A New Brunswick woman has been charged after she allegedly made a bomb threat at the Greater Moncton International Airport.


The RCMP was called to the airport around 1 p.m. Saturday after staff said a woman on a flight from Toronto was acting strangely and had made comments about having a bomb in her luggage.

According to Sgt. André Pepin of the Codiac Regional RCMP, a 26-year-old Moncton woman was arrested and the busy airport was evacuated and shut down for about three hours. Some flights were delayed and passengers aboard two flights that arrived during the lock-down were kept on their planes.

The RCMP's Explosive Disposal Unit isolated one piece of the woman's luggage and checked it over. No bomb was found.

Sgt. Pepin said that Tiffany Van Allen was charged with hoax. She is scheduled to appear in court in Moncton on Wednesday, November 20 at 9:30 a.m.

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