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Man attempts to board flight with a knife

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 12/01/2017

Queenstown Airport security officials have stopped a man from boarding a flight with a concealed knife.

The 63-year-old was caught with the weapon hidden behind his belt buckle by Aviation Security employees on Thursday, police say.

He had been attempting to board a flight from Queenstown to Wellington.

Police charged the man with possession of an offensive weapon and he will appear in the Queenstown District Court on Monday.

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