Man Charged After Yesterday's Emergency At Crown Casino
A man has been charged with making threats to kill after allegedly acting erratically and sparking a major emergency at Melbourne's Crown Casino.
Hundreds of staff and patrons were evacuated from the Southbank complex on Wednesday after a man wearing a backpack was seen acting erratically in the casino.
Now a Malaysian national, 55, has been charged with making threats to kill, making a false report to police and making false statements, Victoria Police said in a statement.
He was remanded to appear in Melbourne's Magistrates Court on Thursday.
The casino was declared safe and reopened hours after the incident.
In a statement, Crown said "an isolated incident occurred at Crown Melbourne involving one patron."