Brisbane Airport reopens after mass evacuation following domestic situation

04 February, 2019, 14:38 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Police an incident of domestic violence prompted the evacuation at Brisbane International Airport

The incident sparked a major response from Queensland Police and the Australian Federal Police, with an emergency declared and the terminal evacuated.

A man has been arrested after he allegedly sparked a bomb scare at Brisbane Airport.

A 50-year-old man has been charged following investigations into an incident at the Brisbane International Airport on Saturday night.

At around 9pm yesterday police were called to the worldwide terminal following reports of a man in the food court armed with a knife and threatening a woman known to him, according to a Queensland Police Service statement released today.

"I think this photo behind us clearly indicates just the extraordinary lengths that a person has gone to to create a perception of risk, fear and threat", Commissioner Stewart told reporters on Sunday.

Police have released an image of the device used in a domestic violence-related incident that sparked a mass evacuation of Brisbane Airport's worldwide terminal.

The man, who was shot with non-lethal bean bag rounds, was charged with a string of offences, including stalking with a weapon and assaulting police.

Australian police said they had taken a man into custody and no injuries to any members of the public or police were reported.

The incident reportedly took place in the airport's worldwide terminal.

Crawford also said police had checked several vehicles and residences on the Gold Coast for improvised explosive devices following statements made by the man.

"It will take some time to get operations back to normal", an airport representative said in a statement.

The man will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.

Assistant Commissioner Peter Crawford said the incident was "terrifying" for all involved and said the man's alleged threats seemed very real.



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