NORTH SAANICH, B.C. - The Victoria International Airport says it is closing to commercial flights as the RCMP respond to a call for service.
A statement posted on the airport's website Tuesday afternoon asks travellers not to go there.
⚠️1/2The RCMP is responding to call for service at YYJ. The airport is closing to commercial flights. We are asking travellers not to come to the airport at this time and to please check your flight status with your carrier or our website. #yyj #yyjops— Victoria Int Airport (@Fly_YYJ) May 24, 2022
It says the airport authority could not comment further, and it would provide more information as soon as possible.
A statement from RCMP Sgt. Chris Manseau says officers are "responding to a threat" at the airport.
It says there are no public safety concerns, but police are asking the public to avoid the area and commercial flights have been cancelled.
The airport's website shows three Air Canada flights to Calgary and Vancouver are cancelled, while several other flights are listed as delayed.
Photo courtesy of yyjairport via Instagram.