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Man charged over hoax threat - Bathurst

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:26:07 AM

A man will appear in court today after allegedly making a hoax threat inside a government agency office at Bathurst yesterday.

Just before 4.30pm (Tuesday 6 June 2017), a man entered the office in Russell Street and allegedly became verbally abusive to staff.

Police were called when the man allegedly put a bag onto the floor and made a threat to staff.

Officers from Chifley Local Area Command attended and arrested the 29-year-old man without incident.

Attending officers determined the bag contained a laptop computer.

The man was taken to Bathurst Police Station and charged with three offences including:

- Threaten to destroy or damage another person’s property,

- Give false information to person / property in danger; and

- Stalk / intimidate intend fear physical harm.

He was refused bail to appear at Bathurst Local Court today (Wednesday 7 June 2017).