Police arrest Sydney man over threats to Stan Grant

The man was charged with using a carriage service ‘to threaten serious harm’ among other offences, a police spokesperson said.

Stan Grant
Stan Grant hosting Q+A (Image: ABC)

A man from Sydney’s west has been arrested and charged for levelling threats at the ABC’s Stan Grant, who last week took leave as Q+A host following a torrent of racial abuse directed at him after his appearance on the ABC’s coronation coverage.

NSW Police arrested a 41-year-old man in Fairfield Heights on Wednesday evening, following investigations into a report filed with Sydney City Police Area Comm and just before midday on Tuesday alleging online threats made against Grant, police told Crikey in a statement. 

“The man was taken to Fairfield Police Station where he was charged with use carriage to threaten serious harm and carriage service to menace/harass/offend,” a police spokesperson said. The man was granted bail and will appear in court next Wednesday. 

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