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Unruly passenger arrested at Hamilton International Airport

A Swoop Airlines Boeing 737-800 is on display at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont.
A Swoop Airlines Boeing 737-800 is on display at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton

A Brampton man has been charged with assault after an incident involving a flight attendant on board a jet at Hamilton International Airport.

Hamilton police say a passenger was smoking aboard a Swoop airlines plane that was sitting on the tarmac at John C. Munro Airport on Wednesday.

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Police say that when the man was asked to come to the back of the plane, the situation escalated and he allegedly shoved a female staff member into a wall.

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A 34-year-old man was arrested on a charge of assault and after a delay, the flight left for Halifax, its scheduled destination.

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