Major investigation update – Wieambilla shooting event

Queensland Police Service Assistant Commissioner Cheryl Scanlon and Federal Bureau of Investigation representative Nitiana Mann will provide a significant update this afternoon as part of a major investigation following the murder of two police officers and a member of the public, during a shooting incident in the Western Downs last year.

Investigators from the QPS Ethical Standards Command and the Security and Counter Terrorism Command have travelled to the United States of America where they joined Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents and other law enforcement officers.

On Friday morning, December 1, 2023 (US time) FBI Agents arrested a 58-year-old United States national near Heber Overgaard, Arizona in connection to the religiously motivated terrorist attack on December 12, 2022 at Wieambilla.

Investigations by the QPS and FBI are ongoing in Arizona.

The State Coroner and families of Constables Matthew Arnold, Rachel McCrow, and neighbour Alan Dare along with other officers involved, have been briefed on the progress of this investigation.

At this time there is nothing further we can provide due to the ongoing nature of the matter with additional information to be released at the media conference.

WHEN: 2.30pm, today, Wednesday, December 6, 2023

WHERE: Queensland Police Service Headquarters, 200 Roma Street, Brisbane ground floor, media conference room.

Police Media will endeavour to live stream but media are encouraged to attend.

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