Police are expected to boost security at the upcoming NRL grand final on Sunday night following the Parramatta shooting by a 15-year-old teenager which saw a veteran civilian police officer killed.
During a press conference today, NSW police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said authorities were reviewing security arrangements for the match between Brisbane and North Queensland at ANZ Stadium in Homebush but said there were no specific threats.
“The planning around these events doesn’t just happen five minutes before kick-off; we have been planning for this for a very long time, and there will be a very high police presence,” he said.
“You may well expect to see higher visibility… there will be large numbers of police on the ground at that venue”.
The shooting, which occurred yesterday afternoon outside Sydney police headquarters in Parramatta, was described as “politically motivated” and “linked to terrorism”.
“Obviously the police will be taking appropriate action and there may be an added presence,” NSW premier Mike Baird told reporters today.
“But what we do as a state and as a nation is we go on, we go on with our lives”.
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