George Boulos charged for rioting after Assyrian Christian bishop stabbed in Sydney

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George Boulos was arrested and charged on Monday in Sydney, NSW after his alleged involvement in the wild riot that followed the terror attack on Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley on April 15.

According to The Daily Telegraph, a total of 14 people have been charged in response to the riot, with Boulos being one of four further arrests made on Monday by Strike Force Dribs investigators.

Boulos’ neighbours have confirmed masked and armed officers investigating the Wakeley church riot made the arrest in the early hours of Monday morning at his residence on Picnic Point Street.

Boulos opens the door to find heavily armed police outside his Picnic Point home. Picture: Thomas Lisson
Boulos opened the door to find heavily armed police outside his Picnic Point home. Photo: Thomas Lisson.

Police allege Boulos used a ladder to smash in a window of the church in an effort to gain access to the 16-year-old boy who made the attack on the Bishop and was being detained inside, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Strike Force Dribs Commander, Andrew Evans stated the arrests were a necessary action in response to the riots as they intended to harm the offender.

“This particular male [Boulos] we will allege was involved with a ladder, but there were other males who obtained star pickets (and) pieces of wood, and they were actively trying to injure or kill that 16-year-old boy,” Evans stated.

Boulos has been charged with riot, aggravated break and enter with intent, throwing a missile at a police officer, and assaulting a police officer.

Boulos is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday after being detained by police overnight.

Source: The Daily Telegraph

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