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Security Tightened at Canada Airports

January 17, 1986|From Reuters

OTTAWA — Security at airports in Canada's three major cities was increased Thursday after unconfirmed reports of a plot by a Libyan sympathizer to plant a bomb on a jetliner bound for the United States this weekend.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it is investigating the reports, which caused "medium-level" security measures to be put into effect at the Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto international airports.

An Ottawa newspaper reported that the tightened security measures were prompted by a police hunt in Canada and the United States for a Libyan supporter who has threatened to plant a bomb on a jet leaving Ottawa for the United States.

Canadian officials refused to confirm or deny the report in the Ottawa Citizen.

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