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Knife-wielding man causes security lockdown at Australian Airport

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Australia’s Brisbane International Airport went into emergency lockdown on Saturday after a man allegedly entered the International terminal carrying a knife.

Following a swift and extensive security response, the man was taken into custody by police, who used non-lethal weapons to subdue him.

“There is no evidence to suggest the incident at the international airport is terrorism-related; it is a domestic violence-related situation,’’ police told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

“A man has been transported to a police station, where he is to be interviewed.’’

Local media reported that a large number of passengers had been disrupted by the incident with many being forced to evacuate.

Police said that the area was now under control but the public should avoid the international terminal.

Brisbane is the capital of the northeastern state of Queensland and its airport is the third biggest in the country.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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