Man arrested after allegedly trying to board plane with toy gun, knives, laser

A MAN has been arrested at Albury Airport after allegedly trying to board a commercial passenger jet with two knives, a toy gun and a laser packed in his luggage.

The prohibited items were allegedly detected in the 18-year-old’s checked luggage as it passed through the security screening process at the airport on the NSW-Victoria border just after 6am on Thursday.

Police allege a hunting knife, a folding knife, a laser pointer and a toy gun were found in the man’s suitcase.


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The items were seized and the 18-year-old from Queensland was arrested.

He was taken to Albury Police Station and this morning was formally charged with two counts of possessing a knife in a public place and possessing a prohibited article (laser pointer).

The young man was also charged with two counts of breaching bail.

He was remanded in custody and due to appear in Albury Local Court today.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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