An elderly man has been arrested for sending a bullet to Barnaby’s Joyce’s Tamworth office during the recent byelection campaign.
The 74-year-old man was arrested at Armidale Police Station on Thursday morning.
He is accused of sending the bullet, as well as making a threatening phone call, believed to be to Mr Joyce’s parents, last Saturday afternoon.
He was charged with one count of using a carriage service to menace/harass/offend and one count of stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm.
The man was conditionally bailed to appear at Armidale Local Court on Monday, February 12.
The bullet was accompanied with a note regarding a range of environmental issues, including mining on the Liverpool Plains, and the $1 billion loan federal government wants to grant the Adani coal mine in Queensland.