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PSPA Declaration – Brisbane Airport

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UPDATE – The Queensland police are keeping the public up to date via Twitter

Members of the public are advised to avoid the International Airport which has been contained by specialist police.

BRISBANE AIRPORT UPDATE; Specialist police have taken a man into custody. Police are currently conducting clearance searches of the International Terminal. No reported injuries to any members of the public or police. PSPA -emergency declaration remains in place.

UPDATE 10.05pm: A man has been transported to a police station where he is to be interviewed. Specialist police remain at the airport with clearance searches of the International Terminal on-going. The public are thanked for their on-going co-operation and patience

UPDATE 10.15pm: We can confirm members of the public and workforce evacuated from the affected area (Departures Terminal – International Airport) when the incident first unfolded. No injuries and only police remain on-scene. Aircraft and trains remain stopped at this time

UPDATE 10.30PM: There is no evidence to suggest the incident at the International Airport is terrorism related, it is a domestic violence related situation.


Police have made a declaration under the Public Safety and Preservation Act tonight at Brisbane Airport due an emergency situation.

The International Airport has been evacuated and trains have currently been stopped.

The Australian Federal Police are in attendance in conjunction with Queensland Police.

There is no further information at this time.

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