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Police respond to mental health incident

By Canfan - 19 September 2014 5

ACT Policing has responded to an incident that occurred at Brindabella Park this afternoon (Friday, 19 September 2014).

Around 3pm this afternoon, ACT Policing responded to a report that a man, armed with an axe and molotov cocktail had driven his vehicle into bollards at a building at Brindabella Park.

The man was arrested at the scene by police. He is being assessed as possibly suffering from mental health issues.

During the arrest, an AFP officer sustained an injury and is currently receiving medical attention from the ACT Ambulance Service.

There are no national security concerns regarding this incident.

(ACT Policing Media Release)

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5 Responses to
Police respond to mental health incident
chewy14 9:54 am 20 Sep 14

wildturkeycanoe said :

So, a petrol bomb and a vehicle is just a disgruntled employee but someone talking about beheading someone is a terrorist act? A slightly grey area there.

The difference being this guy was only trying to terrorise his former employers and not a whole city or country.

astrojax 7:47 am 20 Sep 14

wildturkeycanoe said :

So, a petrol bomb and a vehicle is just a disgruntled employee but someone talking about beheading someone is a terrorist act? A slightly grey area there.

i gather the mental health issues come into play, though you have a point… we need better education on how to read the media – and write it.

wildturkeycanoe 12:57 am 20 Sep 14

So, a petrol bomb and a vehicle is just a disgruntled employee but someone talking about beheading someone is a terrorist act? A slightly grey area there.

MERC600 6:05 pm 19 Sep 14

Well … 3 cheers to the bollards

FourFour 5:18 pm 19 Sep 14

That’s my building, and we heard it was a disgruntled employee of a small private sector consulting firm – on the ground floor. That he’d tried to drive into the building – but stopped by the big silver bollards, and that he had tried to use a petrol bomb. Also that the Police were injured and had Tazer’d the guy

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