A man has been told not to go within 100 metres of any Work
and Income office in New Zealand after allegedly making
threats against a staff member yesterday.
Hunter Mangu Warren Montgomery, 47, was arrested after an
alleged incident at the New Brighton Work and Income office
in Beresford Street, Christchurch, yesterday.
He was later allegedly found in possession of a knife.
Montgomery, an invalid beneficiary of South New Brighton,
appeared from custody at Christchurch District Court this
morning charged with threatening behaviour and possession of
an offensive weapon, namely a knife, in Aranui.
Police prosecutor Glenn Henderson did not oppose bail, but
asked for a condition that he does not go within 100 metres
of any Work and Income office in New Zealand.
Mr Henderson said it was necessary to bring home the
seriousness of the comment he's alleged to have made, "given
Judge Brian Callaghan granted Montgomery bail to reappear on
Police said in a statement this morning: "Police would like
to reassure the public that we are taking all such threats
seriously and would like to remind people that these threats
will be dealt with firmly and appropriately."
- Kurt Bayer of APNZ