- A man has been charged with stalking after ‘sending a bullet to Deputy PM’
- Barnaby Joyce received the bullet at his Tamworth office during by-election
- A 74-year-old man has been charged with stalking and will appear in court
A man has been charged with stalking after he allegedly sent a bullet to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
The 74-year-old man was charged on Thursday after a bullet was sent to Mr Joyce’s electorate office in Tamworth on November 6.
At the time Mr Joyce was in the middle of campaigning to reclaim his seat in the New England by-election.
A man has been charged with stalking after he allegedly sent a bullet to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce
Mr Joyce was in the middle of the New England by-election at the time (pictured with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)
The bullet was sent in an envelope which was opened by a staff member, according to New South Wales Police.
The 74-year-old also allegedly made a threatening phone call to a home on Saturday, according to news.com.au.
Police haven’t confirmed to which home the phone call was made.
The man was arrested at Armidale Police Station on Thursday, charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend, and of stalking or intimidation.
The bullet was sent in an envelope which was opened by a staff member, according to New South Wales Police (stock image)
He was bailed to appear at Armidale Local Court on February 12, 2018.
It is understood the bullet accompanied a letter regarding a government loan to the Adani mining project.
The man was granted bail on the condition that he doesn’t have any contact with politicians.
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