Alleged Canberra Airport gunman Ali Rachid Ammoun remanded in custody over shooting incident

Updated August 15 2022 - 1:39pm, first published August 14 2022 - 9:00pm

The alleged gunman accused of opening fire inside the Canberra Airport terminal has been remanded in custody after a failed attempt to exclude a media outlet from his first court appearance.


Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.


Peter Brewer


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