A Queensland Police employee has been stood down from duty after a stockpile of weapons were allegedly found inside his Brisbane home.
The 33-year-old administration officer from State Crime Command has been suspended from duty with the Queensland Police Service and will be asked to show cause as to why his salary should not be removed.
Police confirmed on Thursday he is facing criminal charges of stealing as a servant in relation to the theft of property belonging to the Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service.
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It’s understood police made the discovery after the 33-year-old shot himself in the hand while cleaning a rifle.
He was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.
Police then searched his Crestmead home and allegedly found a number of firearms.
The incident has since sparked an unprecedented statewide audit into police issued and seized firearms.
He is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on May 2.
— Nine News Queensland (@9NewsQueensland) March 29, 2018