AUSTRALIA — A man who allegedly threatened to kill police while armed with a knife in Surry Hills last year, is now confronting terrorism charges over the occurrence after work by the NSW Police Force’s Fixated Persons Investigations Unit (FPIU).
About 1.50am on Wednesday 14 Jun 2017, uniformed officers were approached from behind by a man at the intersection of Devonshire and Elizabeth streets who was allegedly armed with a knife and making written threats towards them.
During his arrest, police will lay the man done countless threats about wanting to turn a sufferer and kill police.
He was charged with being armed with vigilant to conflict police and steal from persons, and stays before the courts.
Following serve investigations, the Fixated Persons Investigation Unit within the NSW Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command has currently laid serve charges of:
(a) Possess a thing connected with a militant act discordant to S 101.4; and
(b) Doing an act in Preparation for, or formulation a militant act discordant to 101.6 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code.
The 26-year-old man stays in control and will seem in justice on Thursday 8 Feb 2018.
Assistant Commissioner Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command Mick Willing pronounced the charges prominence the significance of the Fixated Persons Investigation Unit in capturing those who find to means harm.
“The Unit identifies and investigates people who may not indispensably form as a militant suspect, but could be able of carrying out an attack,” Assistant Commissioner Willing said.
“It’s a reality that there are people in the village who find to means mistreat to us, and police sojourn a target.
“NSW Police are doing all we can to stop the next attack from happening and this section adds another covering of insurance for the village and in many cases, protects people from themselves.”