Man arrested in QLD after manhunt at Newcastle Airport

A MAN has been arrested in Queensland following a police manhunt at Newcastle Airport today.

Queensland police arrested a 44-year-old man at Brisbane Airport this afternoon after he flew out of Williamtown.

The man is now assisting police with their inquiries into the death of a woman in her 30s at a unit in North Curl Curl on Sydney’s northern beaches last night.

Port Stephens police had earlier been searching cars departing Newcastle Airport, with police dogs and a helicopter were also involved in the operation.

VIDEO: Scenes from Newcastle Airport today.


Video by Simone De Peak

Investigators had also seized a silver sedan parked in a hire car bay near the terminal.

Police attended the North Curl Curl unit about 9.30 last night following reports of a loud argument before forcing their way into the unit.

The woman was discovered inside suffering critical injuries and died at the scene.

She is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene has been established and is still being explored by forensic investigators.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Dee Why Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

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