Man charged with firearms offences after Canberra airport shooting

A man charged with firearms offences after a shooting that prompted the evacuation of Canberra airport on Sunday has appeared in court.

The man was arrested at the airport after allegedly firing about five shots inside, some leaving bullet holes in terminal windows, at 1.30pm on Sunday.

ACT police said one person was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered after the shooting. No injuries were reported.

On Monday morning, ACT police said a 63-year-old New South Wales man had been charged with firearm offences.

Ali Rachid Ammoun did not apply for bail when appearing via video link in ACT magistrates court on Monday.

He will remain in custody until the case returns to court on 5 September.

Ammoun has been charged with discharging a firearm at a building, unlawful possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm near a person causing alarm.

He is yet to enter a plea.

Police will allege the man arrived at the airport about 1.20pm when he sat on seats near the southern check-in desks on…

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This article was written by Tory Shepherd, Josh Butler and Royce Kurmelovs and originally published on