Alleged US Role in Fatal Australian Attack Unveiled
Donald Day Jr., 58, is accused of coaching the Train family in Australia, allegedly inciting them to commit a heinous attack resulting in the deaths of two police officers and a bystander at their rural Queensland property last year.
Allegations of Online Manipulation and Threats
Reports suggest Day had been remotely coaching Gareth and Stacey Train for months, influencing their radicalization with an extremist Christian ideology, potentially driving them to launch a “religiously-motivated terrorist attack.”
The tragic ambush led to the deaths of four individuals, including three Trains, after a six-hour siege with the police.
Revelations of an Alleged Arizona Plot
The FBI revealed Day’s supposed intentions to orchestrate a similar violent act at his fortified ranch in Arizona, where authorities claim he stockpiled weapons and meticulously prepared for a standoff, advocating for a ‘last stand’ against law enforcement.
Chilling Alleged Threats and Arrest
Amidst the aftermath of the Queensland massacre, Day purportedly made chilling statements online, reportedly urging violence against law enforcement, leading to his arrest on December 1, 2023.
FBI agents detained him while he was away from his heavily secured property to prevent further violence.
Court Proceedings and Prosecution’s Statements
Federal prosecutors highlighted Day’s alleged preparations for confrontation, presenting evidence of fortified structures on his ranch, reinforcing claims of his readiness for a violent showdown.
Day reportedly expressed remorse for not being present during the Trains’ fatal confrontation and allegedly threatened law enforcement in a distressing interview with FBI agents.
Legal Battles and Detention
Day’s lawyers claimed his statements were ‘internet hyperbole’ and defended his right to freedom of speech. However, a federal judge dismissed these claims, citing Day’s specific threats and the devastating events in Australia.
Day remains in custody ahead of his trial, facing charges of inciting violence against law enforcement officers.
Background on Train Family’s Journey
The Train family, spanning 27 years of intertwining lives and careers across various Queensland locations, worked in the education sector before their alleged radicalization and the tragic incident in Wieambilla that resulted in their deaths and those of police officers.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn