Student arrested over social media posts in Australia

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Melbourne, Oct 6: A 17-year-old Australian boy who allegedly threatened the police on Facebook was arrested today in Sydney.

The teen was of the same school as the 15-year-old Parramatta shooter who killed a police official last week.

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"During the interaction, police allege the teenager threatened and intimidated police," New South Wales Police said in a statement.

The student was handcuffed and had his belongings emptied on the footpath, ABC news reported.

He was questioned at the state crime command in Australian suburb of Parramatta. The boy had posted a news video of the shooting on Facebook that read, "Serves you right I hope them lil piggies get shot."

He also posted a video of Commissioner Andrew Scipione addressing the media which said, "Yallah merryland (sic) police station is next hope they all burn in hell (sic)."

The boy, said to be 17-year-old, last posted a message on Sunday that read "No justice, no peace, f--k the police."

Last week a 58-year-old NSW Police finance department accountant Curtis Cheng was shot dead by teenager Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar as he was leaving. Jabar, of Iraqi-Kurdish background and born in Iran, attended Parramatta's Arthur Phillip High School.

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