Passengers taken off United flight in Toronto due to security situation

US Customs investigating 'possible security breach' on plane at Pearson airport

The agency said the passenger was scheduled to travel on United Airlines flight 547 to Chicago.

Fischer says officials found what they believed to be an improvised explosive device in the man's suitcase.

The CBP officers immediately alerted the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) who swabbed the mock IED for explosives with a negative result, the statement confirmed.

"For the safety of travellers within the pre-clearance facility (PCF), CBP stopped all traveller processing while the mock IED was tested".

Passengers on the flight complained of long delays Thursday and said the plane sat on the tarmac for four hours.

'CBP conducted a joint inspection of the aircraft, rescreening all travelers and baggage.

Normal operations have resumed at the Canadian airport after the investigation is now complete.

Peel Regional Police Constable Harinder Sohi said it's "not terrorist related".

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It is unclear why the passenger tried to bring the device aboard the flight.

According to the GTAA's website, the flight is now scheduled to depart Pearson at 4 p.m.

A CTV News Kitchener employee on board the plane says he and the other passengers were on the tarmac for more than three hours before being escorted off the plane.

Galick said passengers were initially told the delay was due to weather conditions in Chicago.

"Shortly later they announced there was a security issue and then it turned into a serious security issue".

The network also reported the plane's pilot was overheard during the phonecall to Galick saying: 'Throughout my career, I have always been very truthful and honest about situations like these, and I'm going to just do that right now.

In a video that was taken around 9 a.m. and obtained by CP24, an airline official can be heard telling passengers that the "pre-clearance privileges" for passengers to enter the United States had been revoked. "Therefore, we can not leave at this time".

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