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Security scare closes part of Brisbane Airport

  • 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.