Two men ‘assaulted’ at Perth Airport

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Two men were allegedly attacked by an unknown person in a violent and unprovoked attack at the airport terminal.

The alleged incident occurred at Perth Airport around 6am on Thursday, with a man held by witnesses until police arrived.

Police said a 22-year-old man was sitting inside the domestic terminal when the 29-year-old alleged attacker walked past him and slapped him twice on the back of the head.

A few minutes later, he allegedly returned to the same area and punched a 26-year-old man in the face, then grabbed him and pushed him against a wall.

Three men, including the 22-year-old who was allegedly shot earlier, intervened to help the 26-year-old.

During an attempt to restrain the defendant, the 22-year-old allegedly received a blow to the chin, causing a cut that required stitches.

Australian Federal Police officers arrived a short time later and spoke to the accused, other travelers and witnesses.

The 22-year-old received first aid treatment at Perth Airport.

The second man allegedly attacked did not require medical attention.

During a search of the 29-year-old’s luggage, the police allegedly found two vials of anabolic steroids.

The man, from the south-west WA town of Manjimup, was arrested, charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, common assault and possession of a prohibited drug (steroids).

He was refused bail and was due to face Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Perth Airport Superintendent Peter Hatch told AFP they would not tolerate violent behavior at airports.

“The AFP works closely with industry to ensure our airports are a safe environment for travelers and staff,” he said.

“The AFP has zero tolerance for anti-social, violent or dangerous behavior and will prosecute anyone who poses a threat to the safety of other people.”

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