A video taken by a passenger seems to point out the person, who was sporting a backpack, threatening passengers and workers.
Police didn’t specify the nationality of the person although they mentioned he’s a resident of Canberra.
They’d earlier careworn the incident posed no “impending menace to the group” – though it did trigger 32 home flights to be cancelled and created prolonged delays of as much as 90 minutes for others. No worldwide flights had been cancelled.
“Within the curiosity of security, the commander of the flight decided to return to Sydney,” mentioned a Malaysia Airways spokesperson in response to CNA’s queries on Monday night time.
The airline added that different passengers and crew members accomplished disembarkation at 7pm.
The person has additionally been charged with one rely of not complying with cabin crew’s security directions, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) added.
“The AFP is not going to expose operational issues, nonetheless, an emergency response plan was enacted and an evacuation was initiated as soon as it was deemed secure for passengers and crew.”
The person is anticipated to look in court docket on Tuesday.
The offences carry a most penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a nice of over A$15,000 (S$13,200).