Man allegedly punched female G20 security officer

A MAN who allegedly punched a female security officer performing G20 duties after throwing plants at her has been charged with assault.

 Police said they had charged a 41-year-old man following a serious assault that occurred yesterday afternoon in South Brisbane.

Police will allege around 1pm the man approached a carpark boom gate at the Cultural Centre and pushed the gate off its hinge and onto the ground.

It will further be alleged he then walked into a stairwell connected to the carpark where he caused damage to property and gardens.

When approached by a female security guard who was on duty for the purpose of conducting G20 duties, it will be alleged the man threw plants at her before punching her in the face.

The woman sustained minor injuries.

A man was located a short time later and was taken into custody.

A 41-year-old Yarrabah man has been charged with one count of assault occasioning bodily harm and three counts of willful damage.

He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court (G20) today.

The offence location is in a Declared Area as prescribed under the G20 Act.

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