Man charged after storming a mosque throwing cement bags and threatening to hit a woman with a chair

A man has been charged after allegedly shouting offensive comments and throwing cement bags at a mosque in Sydney’s southwest.

Police say a 39-year-old man entered the mosque in Auburn at 1.30pm on Saturday and started to cause a disturbance. A statement from NSW Police said: “the man began shouting offensive comments and throwing around cement bags that were inside the building.” He then picked up a chair and threatened to hit a woman with it after she had approached him.

The man was arrested in a nearby laneway and taken to Auburn Police Station, where he was charged with common assault, intimidation and behave in an offensive manner in a public place. He was granted strict conditional bail to appear before Burwood Local Court on October 28.

AAP, 12 October 2014