A Perth builder has been arrested on suspicion of allegedly making murder threats against the Prime Minister and other lawmakers.
A Perth builder was denied bail tonight after being charged with threatening to murder Scott Morrison and Mark McGowan.
Jamon Hartzer's internet threats against police, the Prime Minister, and other elected officials have been rising, according to authorities.
"Both you and Daniel Andrews are going to get a f***ing bullet in the firing squad," Hartzer declares in one of his videos.
By trade, the individual is a builder, and it is believed that his resistance to epidemic measures prompted this expletive-laced mail to the Western Australian Premier.
"What kind of f*** do you believe you are, mate? Come to my door and compel vax and observe what occurs."
As a result, Australia's Joint Counter-Terrorism Taskforce struck overnight and detained Mr Hartzer.
Four high-powered guns were seized, one of which was loaded, according to authorities. According to police, none of them were securely secured, but the father of two possessed a firearms license.
"It is a case before the courts, and as such, I am unable to comment," Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan said today.
Mr Hartzer made attempts to leave Australia and join specific organisations, the court heard.
There is evidence that he attempted to persuade others to, quote, "come on board."
Outside of court, the man's family stated that he requires assistance.
"My son has a mental disorder and, like many others, has been severely let down by the health system," Mr Hartzer's father told 9News.
Mr Hartzer sat in the dock with his head bowed and appeared to be praying at times.
The magistrate stated that he had "fallen off his medication," which could account for his behavior.
The prosecutor stated that WA was in a "heightened state of awareness" as a result of threatening threats from anti-vaxxers in response to vaccine mandates.
The Premier of Western Australia, on the other hand, had this message for those who disagreed with his policies: "Those who wish to protest should do it in a sensible, law-abiding, and peaceful manner."
Mr Hartzer's bail was denied by the magistrate, who stated that he is a danger to the community. He will appear in court again in February.