Domestic violence, bomb hoax charges , Brisbane Airport and Surfers Paradise incidents

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

At around 9pm, police were called to the international terminal following reports of a man in the food court, armed with a knife who was threatening a woman who is known to him.

Police will allege when they arrived they also located a suspicious device and proceeded to evacuate the area.

An exclusion zone was declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act as specialist police examined the device and deemed it to be non-suspicious.

The exclusion zone was revoked at 11pm.

A second exclusion zone was declared at the Bruce Bishop Carpark in Surfers Paradise just after midnight and revoked at 1.45am.

Police will allege the exclusion zone in Surfers Paradise was a precaution related to the Brisbane Airport incident.

A 50-year-old Surfers Paradise man has been charged with one count each of contravene a domestic violence order, stalking with a weapon, stealing and serious assault police.

He has also been charged with two counts each of making a false statement which can be inferred that there is a plan to damage or destroy a commonwealth air navigation facility, bomb hoax, and common assault.

He is due to appear before the Brisbane Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

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