- Passengers have been delayed at Brisbane Airport’s international airport
- A passenger is understood to have caused a security issue and closed screening
- Some international flights leaving Brisbane have been delayed as a result
A ‘screening issue’ has locked down part of Brisbane Airport, just hours after thousands were stranded at Sydney Airport due to a technical fault.
Australian Federal Police told Daily Mail Australia officers had been called to the airport to attend a ‘screening issue’.
A spokeswoman for Brisbane Airport told Daily Mail Australia the issue was a ‘passenger matter’ and not a technical fault in any screening measures.
‘The screening point in the international terminal was closed for a short period of time,’ she said.
‘As a result of the [security issue] some passengers are now being rescreened and unfortunately a number of international flights have been delayed.’
Brisbane Airport told waiting passengers in a tweet security screening had temporarily stopped ‘as a precaution’ and ‘while the investigation continues’.
‘We hope to have the area cleared shortly to recommence screening. Thank you for your patience,’ the statement read.
More to come.