Man charged over Gold Coast Airport car crash

A MAN has been charged after allegedly going on a rampage at Gold Coast Airport.

Police say the Miami local approached another man at around 11.30am on Saturday, demanding his car keys before threatening him with a knife and leaving the scene in the man’s car.

It’s then alleged, the 34-year-old came armed with a golf club and knife to a rental car business outside the Coolangatta Airport and demanded car keys and phones from staff members.


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When they refused to comply he left, before getting into a vehicle and driving it onto the footpath outside the terminals, hitting a guard rail.

No members of the public were injured during these incidents.

He has been charged with armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, serious assault of a public officer, assault or obstruct police, wilful damage and failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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