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Police say a Nimbin man will face court today after being charged over threatening emails allegedly sent to a Victorian government official last year.

Late last year, the Fixated Persons Investigation Unit commenced an investigation following reports a member of Victorian parliament had received threatening emails, which were believed to have been sent from NSW.

Following extensive inquiries, police executed a search warrant at a home at Nimbin about Monday 7 December 2020, where they seized a number of electronic devices, a computer, a tablet and a mobile phone for forensic examination.

A 53-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with use carriage service to threaten to kill and two counts of use carriage service to menace/harass/offend.

He was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Monday 11 January 2021).

The Fixated Persons Investigations Unit was established in 2017 by Commissioner Mick Fuller to focus on the detection, intervention, and prevention of so-called ‘lone actor’ and ‘fixated person’ threats and grievance-fuelled violence across the state.

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