Australian Police Charge Man After Brisbane Airport Bomb Hoax

A 50-year-old man was charged on Sunday 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 international terminal.

Queensland police said the incident began at around 9 pm local time on Saturday in the terminal’s food court, when the man allegedly pulled out a knife after an argument with a woman, reportedly a family member.

He then allegedly placed a metal object on a table, claiming it was a bomb, and began chasing the woman.

The incident ended when police shot the man with a non-lethal beanbag rounds, after which he surrendered to officers.