Unruly passenger caused Fort St. John Airport to be evacuated

Several RCMP were called to the North Peace Airport to help with the unruly passenger on Tuesday night. Photo by Adam Reaburn.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Airport was evacuated Tuesday night due to an unruly passenger.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., the Fort St. John RCMP were called to the North Peace Airport.  According to Airport Managing Director Gord Duke, the RCMP were called after an unruly passenger was denied boarding.

“RCMP attended, and upon their assessment and out of an abundance of caution, the terminal was cleared to ensure the safety of passengers and staff.”

Operations at the Airport resumed at approximately 8:30 p.m.  The RCMP have not provided any information about the incident or if anyone was taken into custody.

The incident caused minor delays with flight operations at the Airport.  Passengers in Vancouver who boarded their plane to Fort St. John, had to wait for the terminal to re-open.