A 50-year-old man has been charged following investigations into an incident at the Brisbane Airport last night.
Police released the image today, Commissioner Ian Stewart said, to "show you what our officers faced and to reinforce that was don't shut down an worldwide airport lightly".
The incident ended when police shot the man with non-lethal beanbag rounds, after which he surrendered to the officers.
Meanwhile a woman said when she asked what was going on, she was told by an officer the Surfers Paradise situation "was connected to what was going on in Brisbane" and allegedly told her to "connect the dots", according to the Courier Mail.
There were no injuries reported, and police said the emergency was not related to terrorism.
Police have taken the "unusual" step of showing the device carried by an alleged offender that in part shut down Brisbane International Airport on Sunday night. There are reports of a man being armed with knives, and authorities have declared a bomb threat, according to 9news.More news: Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade added to '19 All-Star roster
There was locked down at the Brisbane global airport in Australia on Sunday after a man flaunted a knife and made a bomb threat at a food court.
"All a bit dramatic at Brisbane airport earlier".
"I think this photo behind us clearly indicates just the extraordinary lengths that a person has gone to to create a perception of risk, fear and threat", Commissioner Stewart told reporters on Sunday.
"There is no evidence to suggest the incident at the worldwide airport is terrorism related; it is a domestic violence related situation", police tweeted.
Soon after the man was taken by police, another emergency situation began unfolding on the Gold Coast which police said is related to the airport incident. Queensland police assistant commissioner Peter Crawford said the man had suffered a "health issue" during the charging process.
He will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.