DULUTH, Minn. — A northern Minnesota man accused of making threats on a flight from Alaska to Colorado faces two charges in Canada.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says 54-year-old Nicholas Aliksyuk of Duluth is charged with one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and one count of mischief to property over $5,000.
WDIO-TV reported that the incident happened early Saturday morning on a United Airlines flight from Anchorage to Denver.
Aliksyuk was arrested when the airplane made an unscheduled landing in Vancouver, British Columbia. He remains in custody in Canada.
It wasn’t immediately known whether Aliksyuk has an attorney who can comment on his behalf.