Security under fire after man attacks check-in counter with a bin

Violence at Gold Coast Airport

Security under fire after man attacks check-in counter with a bin

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Witnesses have critcised security at Gold Coast Airport, saying it took more than five minutes for help to arrive when a man attacked a self-serve check-in counter with a metal bin.

Onlookers stepped in to restrain the man, after his outburst about 2pm Monday.

Federal Police have confirmed a 29-year-old man was taken into custody.

Their investigations continue.

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