Teenager arrested over Sydney church attack received good behaviour bond for previous knife crime

Opinion: So this guy had been charged with several offences, including possessing a knife. This is the liberal agenda to destroy our countries.

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A teenager has been arrested after an alleged stabbing attack during a Wakeley church mass.

The teenage boy arrested over Monday night’s stabbing attack inside a Sydney church was placed on a good behaviour bond after facing court for a knife crime just three months ago.

ABC News has learned the identity of the 16-year-old boy, but has chosen not to publish his name.

The ABC can reveal the boy was charged with a range of offences, including possessing a knife, in November last year after an incident at a Sydney train station involving other teenage boys.

The boy was found in possession of a flick knife and charged with being armed with a weapon with intent to commit and indictable offence, stalking and/or intimidation and recklessly destroy or damage property.

He was on bail until his last court appearance in January, where his case was “proven” but dismissed with a good behaviour bond.

The ABC understands at the time of Monday night’s attack he was no longer subject to any court orders or supervision by law enforcement.

NSW Premier Chris Minns has told 7.30 the alleged perpetrator of the knife attack was not suspected to have been radicalised.

“He wasn’t on a terrorism watch list,” Mr Minns said.

“That’s important information [and] I understand the community concern.

“New South Wales Police are looking at all avenues particularly radicalisation.”


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Chris Minns says teen arrested for church attack “wasn’t on a terrorism watch list”.(Sarah Ferguson)

Teenager hospitalised for finger injuries

Police previously said the 16-year-old was known to them but not “well-known”.

He was arrested at the scene after being held down by members of the church, and was also hospitalised for finger injuries.

a large crowd at wakeley after a stabbing incident

The 16-year-old was arrested at the scene and later hospitalised for finger injuries.(ABC News)

New South Wales Police Commissioner Karen Webb declared the stabbing a “terrorist incident” early on Tuesday morning, in a move supported by ASIO.

“This is a major and serious criminal investigation, it is crucial that NSW Police are able to devote their resources and intelligence as well as officers to the investigation of this crime,” Premier Chris Minns said.

Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel sustained lacerations to his head after being lunged at during a mass service at Assyrian Orthodox Church Christ The Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley that was being broadcast online.

The 53-year-old underwent surgery and a 39-year-old man also sustained cuts and a shoulder injury while attempting to intervene, NSW Police say.

Two police officers were injured after crowds who had assembled after the incident smashed police cars in violent scenes.


Duration: 6 minutes 51 seconds
Riot erupts after Sydney church stabbing.(Emily Baker)

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