Bayswater school principal to face threats to kill police charges in relation to Jolimont siege

Daniel Bralich. Photo: Facebook
Daniel Bralich. Photo: Facebook

A Bayswater primary school principal who allegedly threatened to kill police officers during a siege will face two additional charges before reappearing in court next month.

Daniel Noel Bralich appeared in Perth Magistrate’s Court this morning via video link from Hakea Prison charged with three counts of threatening to kill after allegedly sparking a two-hour stand-off in Jolimont last month.

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According to police, on June 27 the Hillcrest Primary School principal was involved in an armed stand-off at a Jolimont home with the tactical response group.

The siege occurred after police officers visited Mr Bralich that morning to serve him a restraining order and confiscate his firearms.

The 49-year-old allegedly made threats against the officers, before the siege ignited and forced the partial closure of Selby Street.

Mr Bralich was taken to hospital for a mental health assessment before he was charged and remanded in custody.

Acting for Mr Bralich this morning, lawyer Tim Monaghan agreed with the police prosecutor’s request to adjourn the matter until next month when two additional charges of breaching a family restraining order were scheduled for court.

Mr Monaghan said he expected his client, who has been in Hakea since the June siege, would apply for bail before his August appearance.

Mr Bralich is due to reappear in Perth Magistrate’s Court via video link from jail on August 9 to face all five charges.