A plane was forced to divert to the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport Wednesday afternoon after a passenger was assaulted.

RCMP say an Air Canada flight was en route from Toronto to Calgary when a 16-year-old male passenger from Grand Prairie assaulted an adult male passenger, who RCMP say was family.

Airline staff and passengers were able to restrain the youth until the plane landed in Winnipeg at around 12:20 p.m.

The youth suspect was arrested and transported to hospital for medical evaluation. The adult passenger was treated on scene for minor physical injuries.

No other passengers required medical assistance.