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Canadian lawmaker's wife charged

Aug. 25, 2012 at 6:35 PM

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The wife of a Canadian lawmaker faces charges she endangered a flight by directing threats against her husband and the plane, police say.

Maygan Sensenberger, 23, wife of Manitoba Sen. Rod Zimmer, 69, appeared in a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, court Friday in connection with the Thursday night incident, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

Saskatoon police said the couple allegedly got into a verbal disagreement that escalated into a threat to take down the plane, prompting the flight crew to contact authorities on the ground about 8 p.m. CST. No one was injured, police said.

Sensenberger was to remain in jail through the weekend pending a court appearance Monday, which coincidentally is the couple's first wedding anniversary, the CBC said.

Zimmer, a businessman and philanthropist who lives in Winnipeg, has been a Liberal senator since 2005.

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