The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) is dismayed by the decision to bail a man after he allegedly threatened to kill a doctor and staff at The Canberra Hospital (TCH) with a bladed weapon while directly referencing recent similar attacks in Sydney.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that the ACT judiciary had again prioritised an alleged violent offender’s presumption for bail over the safety of the community.

“I really feel for the doctor and his family, his immediate staff and their own families, indeed the entirety of TCH staff, after such serious threats were made to harm them. Every single employee at TCH will now be looking over their shoulder after the man who made the threats was bailed. Bail conditions are not going to disrupt someone’s intentions to harm people

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