Brisbane Airport evacuated over bomb threat

04 February, 2019, 14:36 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Bomb threat shuts Australia international airport

He walked into the airport's worldwide terminal on Saturday evening holding a metal box with exposed wiring and claimed to have a bomb, The Courier-Mail reports citing sources.

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

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

A 50-year-old man was charged yesterday after he allegedly threatened a woman with a knife at Brisbane Airport and claimed he had a bomb, resulting in an emergency evacuation of the airport's worldwide terminal.

Terrorism was later ruled out as the cause and the man was charged with domestic violence offences, falsely claiming to destroy or damage an aviation facility, and making a hoax bomb threat.

Police have taken the "unusual" step of showing the device carried by an alleged offender that in part shut down Brisbane International Airport on Sunday night.

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Australian police said a man was in custody after an "emergency situation" that prompted the evacuation of the departure terminal of Brisbane Airport on Saturday night.

"All a bit dramatic at Brisbane airport earlier".

"I think this photo (of the fake bomb) clearly indicate the extraordinary lengths that a person has gone to to create a perception of risk, threat and fear".

He is due to appear before the Brisbane Magistrate's Court tomorrow. "The alleged behaviors ... what he was saying, what he was doing was certainly terrifying".

Canberra introduced sweeping new security laws a year ago that included allowing Australian police to conduct random identity checks at airports.

The airport was locked down for more than two hours and airport train services halted, though police said the incident was not terror-related.

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