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Coast man, 70, charged over murder threat against Palaszczuk

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Queensland police have charged a 70-year-old Sunshine Coast man with stalking and threatening to murder Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

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The Queensland Police Service’s Security Investigation Team said between September 15 and 22, letters containing direct threats were sent to Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young.

“As a result, detectives executed a search warrant on two properties in Maroochydore on November 5 where it will be alleged a large quantity of documentation, letters, photographs and electronic media were seized,” a QPS spokesperson said.

Alexander Dietmar Willer was arrested and charged with two counts of written threats to murder and one count of unlawful stalking, for allegedly sending threatening letters to the Premier.

Willer faced Maroochydore Magistrates Court briefly on Monday and has been released on bail.

His matter has been listed for committal mention in Maroochydore in January.

It follows the arrest in September of a Gold Coast man accused of making a threat to kill the Premier and Chief Health Officer.

Aaron David Marriage, 43, was charged with one count of using a carriage service to make a threat to kill.

In September Queensland police said they took all suspected threats seriously.

– ABC / Amy Sheehan

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