Cops have been known as to the scene within the capital Wellington, and arrested the person with out incident, a New Zealand police spokesperson stated.
“The person triggered some injury to glass panels however didn’t try to enter the constructing,” the spokesperson stated.
The 31-year-old man appeared on the Wellington District Court docket Wednesday morning for intentional injury and possession of an offensive weapon, the spokesperson stated. The motive for the assault is unclear and police declined to remark additional, citing the continued courtroom case.
The entrance entrance, the place the smashed panels are situated, will likely be closed till additional discover, and a second entrance with rubber doorways can be used as a substitute, RNZ reported.
The Parliamentary Service, which oversees the buildings, grounds and administration, is now finishing up a full overview of the assault — together with whether or not extra stringent safety measures are vital.
Threats to New Zealand’s Parliament are comparatively uncommon, and there’s minimal safety across the legislature. The grounds are open to the general public — workplace employees ceaselessly have lunch on the grass in entrance of the constructing, and youngsters play within the close by playground.