UPDATE: POLICE have this afternoon released CCTV images of an “obese” man who allegedly stormed a Sydney Islamic college armed with a machette and threatened to kill staff and students.
The man (pictured), who police described as being obese and of Pacific Islander appearance, was caught on CCTV walking through the Al-Faisal College in Minto, in Sydney’s south-west, on Thursday afternoon wearing khaki pants and a green shirt.
Assistant New South Wales Police Commissioner Michael Fuller said it was alleged the man walked into the grounds off Benham Road and asked staff whether it was a Muslim school before he supposedly produced the large knife.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Anyone with information is urged to contact Police immediately.
EARLIER: POLICE have appealed for information after a man wielding a large carving knife allegedly stormed an Islamic school in south-west Sydney yesterday and threatened to kill staff.
It’s alleged the man entered the Al-Faisal College on Benham Road in Minto around 2.10pm on Thursday and asked a female teacher if the school was Islamic, in which she replied “yes”.
A parent whose children attend the school told The New Daily the man then produced a “forearm-length knife” and threatened to kill the teacher.
It’s understood the man fled the scene without further incident after staff were able to section off further access to the school.
No one was injured.
“The man spoke with a female staff member at the location, left a short time later and was last seen in Kitson Road,” a police spokesperson said.
Macquarie Fields Police responded to the reports and established a crime scene.
Officers searched the area without success and have since released a description of a man who they say may be able to assist with their investigation.
The man has been described to police as being of Pacific Islander appearance, 20-25 years old and with an obese build.
At the time of the incident he was wearing brown/khaki pants and a green shirt.