A US conspiracy theorist linked to the horrific murders of two Queensland police officers and a neighbour in a religiously-motivated terrorist attack claimed he was “armed to the teeth” and threatened to kill law enforcement officers who came onto his property following the Australian shooting.
Chilling details of the threats Donald Day Jr is alleged to have made have been revealed in an unsealed US indictment following his dramatic arrest earlier this week in relation to the killings at Wieambilla.
It follows a bombshell claim by authorities he had communicated for years with members of the murderous Train family before the shooting.
Police constables Rachel McCrow and Matthew Arnold, as well as neighbour Alan Dare, were all shot and killed by Stacey, Gareth and Nathaniel Train at the Wains Rd property on December 12, 2022.
Two other officers, Keely Brough and Randall Kirk, were injured.
All three of the Trains were killed later that night in a shootout with police.
Police have said the Trains followed a Christian extremist belief system known as premillennialism, believing Jesus Christ would return to Earth after a period of severe tribulation.
Mr Day is alleged to have radicalised Stacey and Gareth during extensive communications over YouTube years before the Wieambilla shooting, referring to the pair as “Daniel” and “Jane”
In a chilling video posted hours after the shooting on December 12, 2022, Gareth and Stacey admitted to shooting the officers and Mr Dare while communicating with a man known as “Don”.
“Don” is the same Mr Day arrested near Heber-Overgaard, Arizona on December 1 over his link to the Wieambilla shooting.
Mr Day is facing two interstate threat charges relating to comments he made following the shooting.
In the unsealed indictment, obtained by NCA NewsWire, Mr Day is alleged to have threatened to kill law enforcement authorities who went onto his property.
“The devils come for us, they just f**king die. It’s just that simple. We are free people. We are owned by no-one,” he is alleged to have stated on a YouTube video.
His second charge relates to allegations he threatened Tedros Adhanom, the Director General of the WHO, by stating in another comment on a BitChute video in February this year: “It’s time to kill these monsters, and any who serve them. “Where are my kind? Where are you? Am I the only one? F**kin’ hell!”
Day is alleged to have posted a comment to Gareth and Stacey’s YouTube video shortly after it was uploaded on December 12, 2022.
“Truly, from my core, I so wish I could be with you to do what I do best,” he is alleged to have said.
“I hate it, that I am unable to.
“What can I do? I tell you, family, that those bastards will regret that they ever f**ked with us.”
In the days following the shooting, Day is alleged to have posted another video on YouTube where he laments he cannot help “Daniel” and “Jane”.
“And here, my brave brother and sister, a son and daughter of the Most High have done exactly what they were supposed to do, and that is to kill these f**king devils,” he is alleged to have said.
Day is alleged to have claimed over BitChute: “I’m an x-con, who’s armed to the teeth.”
He also claimed to own firearms, including a rifle and shotgun.
“Beginning on or before January 2022 and continuing to on or after February 2023, Day engaged in a course of conduct demonstrating a desire to incite violence and threaten a variety of groups and individuals including law enforcement and government authorities,” US authorities alleged in the unsealed indictment.
Earlier this week, QPS Assistant Commissioner Cheryl Scanlon revealed Gareth began following Mr Day on YouTube around May 2020.
The pair started commenting on each others’ videos a year later.
“We have evidence to show the Trains subsequently accessed an older YouTube account created by the same man in 2014, and viewed that content,” Commissioner Scanlon said.
“Between May 2021 and December 2022, the man repeatedly sent messages containing Christian end-of-days ideology to Gareth, and then later to Stacey,” she said.
Mr Day is currently being held by the FBI in Arizona following a brief court appearance on Wednesday.