Aussie man arrested over NZ attack comments on Facebook found with fake gun, knives, baton and crossbow

AN Australian man has been arrested, charged and refused bail after allegedly posting a number of concerning comments about the chilling massacre in Christchurch on Facebook.

The 37-year-old was arrested by South Australia Police at a home in Adelaide’s north yesterday afternoon.

Police said he’d come to the attention of authorities after allegedly posting a number of disturbing comments on social media relating to Friday’s attack in New Zealand.


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In a statement, SA Police said officers went to the man’s home and allegedly found a replica firearm, two flick knives, an expandable baton and a cross bow.

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The 37-year-old was arrested and has since been charged with possessing a Class H replica firearm and prescribed equipment, as well as four counts of possessing a prohibited weapon.

He was refused bail and will spend the next two nights behind bars ahead of his appearance in Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Monday.