Brisbane Airport evacuated due to ‘emergency situation’ threatening public safety 

Police shoot man who threatened travellers while armed with ‘a knife and a bomb’ at Brisbane Airport as public is evacuated

Brisbane Airport is in lock has been evacuated and trains have stopped due to an emergency situation.

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

A man is reportedly brandishing a knife and making bomb threats inside the building, 9news reported. 

Brisbane Airport has been evacuated as emergency crews respond to an ’emergency incident’. People can be seen leaving the airport (pictured)

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

A man at the scene said the elderly man pulled out a knife 

A woman at the scene said there was an elderly man at the foodcourt with a small knife. 

She said it looked as though there was a family feud. 

Flights have been delayed due to the unfolding incident.

Brisbane Airport said in a tweet: ‘The Australian Federal Police is managing the incident and we hope to get back to normal operations as soon as possible’. 

There is no further information at this time.

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