16 February 2024

Man allegedly threatens to shoot down aircraft in Albury

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Murray River Police officers were called to Albury Airport after a man allegedly threatened to shoot down an aircraft. Photo: Albury Airport/ NSW Police.

A man will face court after allegedly threatening to shoot at an aircraft at Albury Airport.

Police said officers attached to Murray River Police District were called to Albury Airport following reports a man had allegedly threatened to shoot down an aircraft just after 7:50 pm on Thursday (15 February).

On arrival, the officers were told that an unknown man allegedly made a phone call to the airport and warned that he had a gun and would use it to damage aircraft.

No injuries were reported due to this incident.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 40-year-old man at an address on Walsh Street, Albury, about 11 pm on Thursday (15 February).

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Police also seized a number of firearms, along with ammunition and pepper spray, at the premises.

He was charged with making demands with a threat to destroy/damage an aircraft/vessel, possessing or using a prohibited weapon without a permit, and using carriage service to menace/harass/offend.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Albury Local Court on Wednesday 28 February.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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