En bil lastet med gassflasker ble kjørt inn i hovedkvarteret til Australian Christian Lobby i Canberra, Australia i går kveld. Bilen tok fyr og gassflaskene eksploderte, skriver australske The Daily Telegraph
Ingen skal ha blitt skadet, ifølge organisasjonens leder Lyle Shelton. Han tvitret bilder av åstedet i natt, lokal tid.
“A vehicle has rammed our office in Canberra & exploded all staff are safe,” he posted.
“I do not know the condition of the driver. Prayers appreciated.”
En mann skal ha kjørt varebilen mot the Eternity House rundt klokken 22.45 lokal tid. Eksplosjonen ødela bilen og blåste ut vinduer i kontorbygningen.
“Police contacted me and told me that someone has driven a white van into the carpark of our office and it has been loaded with gas cylinders and then it has been detonated,” Mr Shelton said.
Politiet i Canberra bekreftet opplysningene:
“Investigations into a vehicle fire at the Australian Christian Lobby and no one was injured inside the building,” the spokesman said.
“There are no public safety issues and ACT are seeking any witnesses to the incident.”
Det skal ikke ha vært folk i bygningen da gassflaskene i bilen detonerte, ifølge Shelton.
“Obviously this is very unsettling to us but also to anyone in Australia, for this to happen in Canberra, our nation’s capital is very disappointing.
“It is something I thought would never happen here, I can’t believe it.”
No arrests have been made but it is believed the alleged driver of the van is receiving medical attention.