(CMR) A Swoop Airline flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica to Toronto, Canada, was canceled on Sunday following what passengers described as an uproar on the plane.
The flight was scheduled to depart at 11:55 am; however, the police were called to address a situation involving several passengers.
According to other passengers, a flight attendant was threatened during the incident.
A video posted by itzcurdii on Instagram shows police officers on the plane.
Passengers can be heard speaking of the uproar that resulted in the police officers coming onto the plane.
Several persons, including children, were escorted from the plane. The remaining passengers were later asked to deboard.
The airline reportedly said the flight had to be canceled due to operational issues. Reservations were made for passengers to stay in a hotel.
Swoop is a Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier owned by WestJet and is based in Calgary, Alberta. It was named after WestJet's desire to “swoop” into the Canadian market with a new business model.