25-year-old released on bail could be heading for psychological assessment at the family's request
CBC News Posted: Jul 26, 2014 11:04 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 26, 2014 4:21 PM ET
Ali Shahi, 25, appeared in a Brampton court Saturday morning one day after he was charged with allegedly making “direct threats" aboard a Sunwing flight from Toronto to Panama City. (Alex Tavshunsky/CBC)
A man charged for allegedly making "direct threats" aboard a Sunwing flight from Toronto to Panama City was released on bail Saturday morning.
Ali Shahi, a 25-year-old Canadian, was arrested after Flight 772 made an emergency landing at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday morning. It was escorted by two U.S. F-16 military jets.
Shahi was charged with mischief to property, mischief interfering of the lawful enjoyment of property, uttering threats and endangering the safety of an aircraft
He was released on $1,000 bail after appearing at a Brampton court.
Shahi was ordered not to board a plane or enter Pearson International Airport as part of the conditions for his release.
Outside the courthouse his father Sadegh Shahi said that his son will be sent to a hospital for a psychological assessment for at least 72 hours at the request of his family.
"That’s what I want," Sadegh Shahi said. "He's been suffering for 10 years now ... I hope they are going to do something for him."
Ali Shahi, Sunwing threat suspect, released on bail - Toronto - CBC News
His father blames the police and the Health system for not doing anything after they've allegedly called police a number of times. Well, now I think they will do something. You have to wonder though, what can police and the health system do if a 25 year old has done nothing wrong (yet) and doesn't want any help? I can imagine it's a frightening thing when you think your child has potential to do serious harm but nothing can be done, until he/she does something like this.