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Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

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Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

A man has been taken into custody over allegations he threatened to kill Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.

The 53-year-old from Nimbin, New South Wales is accused of sending an alarming email to the politician last year.

The emails coincided with Victorian social distancing restrictions easing and a member of Andrews' office contacted police to see what they could do.

The messages were given to the Fixated Persons Investigations Unit attached to the New South Wales Police.

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The unit was introduced in 2017 to focus on the 'detection, intervention, and prevention of so-called "lone actor" and "fixated person" threats and grievance-fuelled violence across the state', according to News Corp.

After conducting some enquiries, officers swooped on the man's address in northern NSW and arrested him.

During the raid they also found some electronic devices, including a computer, a tablet and a mobile phone, which has now been taken as evidence.

He's since been charged with use carriage service to threaten to kill and two counts of use carriage service to menace/harass/offend.

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The 53-year-old appeared in court yesterday (January 11) and has been granted strict conditional bail. He's due to return to court in March.

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Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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