Bullet sent to Barnaby Joyce office, man arrested

Barnaby Joyce in Armidale the day after the December 2 byelection.
Barnaby Joyce in Armidale the day after the December 2 byelection.

An elderly man has been arrested for sending a bullet to Barnaby’s Joyce’s Tamworth office during the recent byelection campaign.

The 74-year-old man was arrested at Armidale Police Station on Thursday morning.

He is accused of sending the bullet, as well as making a threatening phone call, believed to be to Mr Joyce’s parents, last Saturday afternoon.

He was charged with one count of using a carriage service to menace/harass/offend and one count of stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm.

The man was conditionally bailed to appear at Armidale Local Court on Monday, February 12. 

The bullet was accompanied with a note regarding a range of environmental issues, including mining on the Liverpool Plains, and the $1 billion loan federal government wants to grant the Adani coal mine in Queensland.

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