“Thousands Will Die”: NSW Police Investigate Two Sydney Terror Threats

NSW Police have revealed that they are investigating a pair of terror threats made against “high level” targets in Sydney this week, one a police station and the other a busy shopping centre
Various outlets report that a letter was received earlier this week by staff at Merrylands Police Station that made threats against “police, non-Muslims and Jews” and was accompanied by a photo of an IS fighter with a number of severed heads.
2GB broadcaster and font of all common sense Ray Hadley revealed details of the letter on his show yesterday, saying the letter made:

“… threats of violence, against non-Muslims, particularly Jewish schools and police stations. It warns that thousands will die.”
Police have since reminded the public that it is an offence to “write threatening or violent messages inciting others.” There have been no obvious signs of any increased activity at Merrylands Police Station.
Elsewhere, threats were made on social media against Westfield Penrith, after a Reddit user posted a “warning” to the people of Sydney not to go there on Tuesday October 13th (yesterday), as “I have a gun and unfortunately I am going to use it.”

via Reddit

There was a higher-than-normal police presence at the popular shopping centre yesterday, but the morning passed without incident and shops stayed open as normal, while Westfield security liaised with law enforcement. 

Police have since made a statement about the threat against Westfield, which would appear to indicate that they have a lead:
“Police are now conducting inquiries in relation to the threats made on social media and hope to put someone before the courts shortly.”
via News Corp
Photo: Mark Kolbe via Getty Images