VICTORIA International Airport tweeted around 8 p.m. that “the security incident has been resolved.”
It added: “The airport has reopened. There are a few late evening arrivals so please check the status of the flight.”
It appears that the crisis was caused by a suspicious package.
At 4:12 p.m., Sidney / North Saanich RCMP announced that they were responding to a threat at Victoria airport.
“There are no public safety concerns, however, the public is being asked to avoid the Victoria Airport area for the next several hours. Commercial flights have been cancelled,” said a press statement by RCMP E Division.