Australian rugby league player is arrested for threatening to blow up his own home
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A Brisbane man is facing a maximum penalty of four years in jail for threatening an arsonist with a bomb, court documents show.
Key points:Mordekaisers arrest of 24-year-old Trent Molloy was part of police response to bomb threat in MelbourneMolloy allegedly made threats to bomb Melbourne’s Kallidori homeMolloh was arrested on Saturday at his home in Brisbane’s south-east after he allegedly made a bomb threat.
His arrest was part-of a police response by the Queensland Police Service to a bomb threatening in Melbourne on Friday night.
Police were called to Kallidsi Drive, which was evacuated, after reports of a man with a homemade bomb and a can of pepper spray.
Police said the man, who had a valid permit, threatened a bomb to be thrown through windows at the building.
“The suspect then threw the can through the window of a building at Kallida Road and Molloh allegedly threatened to go outside and throw the bomb through the windows,” the documents state.
“Molloha was arrested at his address and taken to the Police Station in Brisbane.”
Mollow was charged with making a threat to cause an explosion, threatening an explosive device, causing serious injury or damage to a building and possession of an explosive material.
He was remanded in custody to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on July 25.
Police have not said what prompted the man to make the threat.
A spokeswoman for Queensland Police said the arrest was a precautionary measure to prevent threats being made to the community.
“Police are aware of a threat against the property of Kallidia Road in Melbourne’s south east.
A threat assessment is underway,” she said.”
It is also believed that a number of other properties have been evacuated and are under police protection.”
As a precaution, the City of Melbourne has advised the public that the streets and the area around the Kallidi Road area will be closed off at all times from 6:30am on Saturday to 10:00pm on Sunday.
“Mordeya Kallidis, 25, of Kallsi Drive in Melbourne, has been charged with threatening an explosion.
Police are investigating whether he had any links to a known terrorist organisation, and the incident is being treated as a potential terrorism offence.
Topics:police,crime,terrorism,government-and-politics,crime-prevention,government,brisbane-4000,qld,australiaFirst posted June 25, 2018 09:16:03Contact David RutterMore stories from Queensland
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