Mississauga – A 20 year old Toronto male has been arrested after he ran through a security screening checkpoint for a domestic flight at Pearson Airport today.

Shortly after 9:15am this morning the suspect briskly made his way through a security screening area for domestic flights at Terminal 1 within Pearson Airport.  CATSA screening officers and Air Canada crew reacted accordingly and apprehended the suspect without incident.  The suspect was turned over to Peel Regional Police who launched a criminal investigation.

Jonathan SIMPSON is facing charges of Threatening, Assault and Mischief and will appear before a Brampton court on January 5, 2008 for a bail hearing.

The incident was contained within a matter of minutes and no injuries or damage were reported. Normal operations were resumed shortly after the male was arrested.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Airport Division, Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-3311 ext 3133 or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS/3477.

For further information, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905)-453-2121 ext 4027.