A conspiracy theorist has shared a series of paranoid posts claiming Port Arthur was an inside job and Princess Diana’s death a ‘blood sacrifice’ before gunning down two young cops and an innocent bystander.
Doomsday trainer Gareth Train, alongside his former headmaster brother Nathaniel and his ex-teacher wife Stacey, shot dead Queensland police officers Rachel McCrow, 29, and Matthew Arnold, 26, as they walked up the driveway to his property around 4:30 p.m. Monday.
The three family members, dressed in camouflage and heavily armed, opened fire on cops as they arrived at the Train family home in Wieambilla to investigate the disappearance of Nathaniel, who had not been heard from. since October.
An innocent bystander and neighbor Alan Dare, 58, was also killed. Two other officers managed to escape, one into the bushes and the other off the property. A special ops team then gunned down the Train family.
Posts obtained by Daily Mail Australia show Gareth Train was extremely active online in the comment sections of fringe news sites and regularly shared bizarre – and often deranged – theories about major world events.
Nathaniel Train (pictured) was shot dead at his brother’s property in Wieambilla, three hours west of Brisbane, on Monday
Constables Rachel McCrow, 29 (left) and Matthew Arnold, 26 (right) were both shot while entering the Gareth Train property in Wieambilla, rural Queensland.
Neighbor Alan Dare (pictured) was shot dead by the two men after going to investigate the shootings
In an online rant, Gareth wrote that the Australian government was responsible for the Port Arthur massacre, where 35 people were killed in Tasmania in 1996.
“Anyone who watched the live media coverage at the time and was aware of the political deception that preceded it knows that this was a government psychological operation aimed at disarming the people of Australia,” he said. written in November 2020.
Just two months earlier, Gareth had claimed ‘chemical agents’ had been dropped over Australia, covering large parts of NSW, Victoria and Queensland. “We are now being poisoned and chemically manipulated on a massive scale,” he wrote.
Gareth has also regularly shared his distrust of the Queensland Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) – the same team that arrived at his home and shot him at around 10.30pm local time last night.
“The state-sponsored terrorist squads – SOG, SERT and other special people are just paramilitary hammers of the government,” he said in September last year.
The property, owned by Gareth, who has spoken of preparing his home for an apocalypse, and his wife Stacey was well off the grid, had extensive solar panels and water tanks
His most outrageous claims date back to April last year, when he spoke of an “occult blood sacrifice”, which he says was responsible for the death of Princess Diana and 9/11.
“Most don’t accept that Princess Diana’s death was an occult blood sacrifice to bewitch or the blood sacrifice of 9/11 or the war machine,” he said.
“Occult blood sacrifice goes hand in hand with occult silver magic.” Occult refers to the practices of supernatural beliefs.
Gareth also claimed that social media was “integrated into the Lucifarian spell”.
He also wrote an anti-vaccination piece, while in another he spoke about his thoughts on Queensland which he called ‘bad land’.
His brother Nathaniel is believed to have been living with Gareth and Stacey – which was off the grid and appeared to be preparing for an impending apocalypse, complete with vast solar panels and water tanks.
Four officers were at this Wains Road property in Wieambilla when they were shot
Online he said he had been ‘an ark farm for the past five years, preparing to survive tomorrow’ – although he said he was happy to live in Queensland despite its flaws apparent.
“Bad cops, bad mobile service, bad roads, bad advice, bad ice cream addicts, bad youth crime…but still the best place to live free.”
Gareth had a strong dislike of police forces and an obsession with so-called re-education camps.
Police had attended the Queensland property as part of an investigation into missing man Nathaniel Train (pictured), last seen in Dubbo in central west New South Wales some time ago a year
On a train thread, Gareth wrote: “The re-education camps are at the end of the line. Monitoring the rail system will ensure that there will be no loopholes. Dissenters will find themselves catching the long black train.
Meanwhile, her brother, Nathaniel Train, was a highly regarded teacher who was praised by his colleagues for his work with children, raising standards and dramatically improving exam results.
He was beloved as headmaster of Yorkeys Knob State School near Cairns where he was headmaster for around five years – having moved to Innisfail East State School where he had been headmaster since 2011.
He was most recently Executive Director of Walgett Community College Elementary School.
“He has made Yorkeys the most successful NAPLAN school in Far North Queensland,” a former colleague told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday.
Nathaniel had not been seen since last December but was in contact with his family until October. He was reported missing on December 4.
Stacey Train was also an educator and curriculum manager at Tara Shire State College.
She also ran to be the representative for the Western Downs branch of the Queensland Teachers’ Union.
Two other officers were injured in Monday’s shooting.
Constable Randall Kirk, who is 28 and has a toddler and a pregnant wife, was shot in the leg but managed to escape.
Keely Brough, 28, managed to escape and hide the bush, and texted her loved ones frantically as she prepared for the worst with the gunmen setting the bush on fire to smoke it.
She was then rescued by a specialist police tactical team who had rushed to the scene.
Alan Dare, who lives on a nearby property, came out to inspect the commotion was also shot dead in front of two camouflaged gunmen.
Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll told a press conference on Tuesday it was a miracle the two officers survived.
“They bravely did what they could to save their colleagues in the most horrific of circumstances,” she said.
HOW THE TRAGEDY TAKES PLACE
Monday 4:30 p.m.: Four officers attended a property on Wains Road in Wieambilla as part of a missing person investigation
4:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Two gunmen dressed in camouflage opened fire as police approached the house
A 29-year-old policeman and his 26-year-old colleague were shot at close range and hit the ground. The gunmen stood over the wounded officers and fired at them before taking their Glock pistols. A neighbor was also shot dead.
After 5 p.m.: A third policeman who was shot in the leg and managed to escape is taken to the local hospital. A fourth who fled into the surrounding bush was later rescued by a specialist police tactical team.
6 p.m.: Police declare an emergency declaration zone encompassing the area between Chinchilla Tara Rd, Wieambilla Rd, Bennetts School Rd and Mary Street.
After 6 p.m.: Sporadic gunfire was reported by residents throughout the night
10:30 p.m.: Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll pays tribute to slain officers in emotional press conference
11:30 p.m.: A shootout with police from the Special Emergency Response Team leaves two men and a woman dead.