Inmate ‘plotted to blow up the City to Surf run, kill Malcolm Turnbull, bomb a police station and behead a cop in public’
- Court has heard the 28-year-old inmate wanted to blow up Sydney’s City to Surf
- The man has become the first likely to be detained under new counter-terror law
- He allegedly spoke sympathetically of ISIS and conspired lone wolf attacks
A prison inmate conspired to carry out lone wolf attacks in Sydney including a bomb attack at the City to Surf fun run, a court heard today.
The 28-year-old inmate at Goulburn Correctional Centre allegedly said he wanted to blow up Sydney’s City to Surf run and Holroyd Police Station, as well as kill an officer, as soon as he gets out, ABC News reported.
The man was due to be released on June 20, but has become the first likely to be detained under a new counter-terror law after the NSW Government made its first-ever application in the Supreme Court for a Continuing Detention Order (CDO).
The state alleged he spoke sympathetically of ISIS and divulged his eagerness to ‘bomb the country’ in recorded conversations while behind bars.
‘I can’t wait for this country to be bombed, if I had my choice I would choose the City to Surf,’ he allegedly said in a conversation recorded in prison.
‘I reckon the City to Surf would be a good place to blow up, Turnbull will be there,’ he allegedly said.