Underbelly actor Firass Dirani has posted an eyebrow-raising take on Monday night’s Queensland police killings, linking the shooting to Covid lockdowns.
In a recent Instagram story, Dirani bizarrely questioned whether the “Plandemic” was to blame for poor mental health leading to a string of shootings in Queensland.
“Wtf is going on in Qld?” he wrote.
“Suncrime state, safe to say Queensland is the mass shooting state of the country. Plandemic really did a number on the psyche.”
Dirani further clarified his comments in a statement to Daily Mail Australia.
“I’m commenting that mental health could be the issue in this mass shooting. Motivated by two years of long lockdowns, and lies,” he said.
On Monday afternoon, Constable Rachel McCrow and Constable Matthew Arnold were gunned down while carrying out a routine missing person inquiry at 251 Wains Rd, Wieambilla in Queensland’s Darling Downs region.
An innocent neighbor, Alan Dare, was also executed in the attack, with Queensland police commissioner Katarina Carroll confirming “a lot of ammunition and weaponry” had been found at the address.
Police have since confirmed that Gareth and Nathaniel Train were killed in a subsequent gunfight with Special Operations officers, as well as a third female suspect, believed to be Gareth Train‘s wife Stacey.
It has since emerged that Gareth Train was a noted conspiracy theorist who regularly posted about his extreme views online.
An associate told The Guardian his descent into the world of conspiracy theories had been relatively recent, with Mr Train claiming the 1996 Port Arthur massacre was a false flag operation to “disarm the Australian population”, and repeatedly claimed the government was running “re-education camps”.
“Re-education camps are located at the end of the line. Monitoring the rail system will ensure no escape. Dissenters will find themselves catching the long black train,” he bizarrely posted under a 2021 article about QLD Rail’s surveillance capabilities, adding “beware of the boogie monster”.
He also voiced about his dislike for authorities, including the Queensland Special Emergency Response Team, and appeared to support the doomsday prepper movement.
Police had arrived at the Queensland property on Monday afternoon amid concerns for Nathaniel Train’s welfare.
He was last seen in Dubbo in NSW on December 16, 2021, however, he had remained in contact with his family until Sunday October 9, 2022.
Nathaniel Train was a former school principal who officially left the NSW department of education’s employment in March this year, although he hadn’t worked at a school in the state since August 2021.
Before that time, he worked as a principal at a string of schools, including Yorkeys Knob State School, Walgett Community College Primary School and Innisfail East State School.