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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A man from Toronto has been charged with three offences in connection with a disturbance at the North Peace Airport on Tuesday evening.

The RCMP received a report of a disturbance at the airport in Fort St. John at around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. Steven Page, a 51 year-old resident of Toronto, was taken into custody without incident shortly after police arrived.

Mounties had the airport secured until around 8:30 p.m. to evaluate any possible threat to other passengers. Once police were able to determine the incident was isolated, the airport was reopened.

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According to Sgt. Dave Tyreman with the Fort St. John RCMP, Page appeared in Provincial Court on Wednesday after he was charged with Mischief, Uttering threats, and Assault. A judge set Page’s bail at $10,000, and as of Thursday morning, he remains in police custody.

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