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A man has been arrested after allegedly smashing a security barrier in an attempt to break into the ABC’s Ultimo headquarters in Sydney.
Police were called to the broadcaster’s Harris Street building at 5.30pm on Wednesday and arrested a 48-year-old man, a statement provided by NSW Police said.
The ABC’s building on Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney.Credit: Christopher Pearce
The man was taken to Surry Hills police station and charged with destroying or damaging property, and entering prescribed premises without a lawful excuse.
Staff reported issues with the broadcaster’s security systems on Thursday morning, including at its Melbourne Southbank site.
Staff with surnames starting from M-Z could not access the ABC building in Melbourne, according to several sources at the site.
Police said he was refused bail to appear before Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday.
A glass barrier broken at the ABC’s Ultimo building.
“Officers attached to Sydney City Police Area Command arrived to find a 48-year-old man had allegedly shattered a glass door.”
No motivation has been alleged at this stage.
The ABC was contacted for comment.
More to come.
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