Man allegedly damages terminal
A MAN has been charged with allegedly breaking into the Tiger Airways terminal at the Gold Coast Airport yesterday morning.
The 43-year-old man was arrested by the Australian Federal Police and will appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.
A statement released yesterday by the AFP said the man allegedly caused a significant amount of damage to the terminal.
“The man accessed the terminal in the early hours of this morning where it is alleged he caused damage to a number of glass panels, walls and equipment within the premises,” the statement said.
The Labrador man has been charged with a number of offences relating to the incident.
“The man was charged by the Australian Federal Police with one count of entering or being in premises and committing indictable offences contrary to section 421.1 of Queensland Criminal Code Act 1899,” statement said.
“The man was also charged with three counts of wilful damage contrary to section 469 of Queensland Criminal Code Act 1899.”
A Gold Coast Airport spokeswoman said there was no disruption to Tiger Airways flights throughout the day.
“It was business as usual, Tiger Airways are temporarily operating out of terminal one,” the spokeswoman said.
“There have been no rescheduled flights.”