A 53-year-old man from New South Wales has been charged, and is set to face court, on charges stemming from allegations that he sent threats to kill Victorian Premier Dan Andrews in a string of angry emails.
NSW Police’s Fixated Persons Investigation Unit commenced an investigation late last year after representatives from Andrews’ office filed a complaint regarding the alleged emails.
The subsequent investigation lead to police to the home of Nimbin-based Marco Faccio, where they seized a number of electronic devices – including a phone, computer, and tablet – for forensic investigation.
Authorities subsequently arrested Faccio and transported him to Lismore Police Station, where he was formally charged with one count of use carriage service to threaten to kill and two counts of use carriage service to menace/harass/offend.
The alleged emails were sent to Andrews just as Victoria was emerging from its gruelling second lockdown period in November.
At the time of his arrest, Faccio was granted conditional bail, however he is due to face court to hear charges read today.
Neither Dan Andrews, nor his office, had issued public comment on the matter at the time of writing.
More on this story as it develops.