News Release from the Sydney Police
Man charged after allegedly poisoning patrons – Rydalmere
A man has been charged after he allegedly tampered with a dispenser at a licensed premises in Sydney’s north-west.
Yesterday (Saturday 27 August 2016), a 62-year-old man entered a venue on Bridge Street, Rydalmere, and allegedly filled a dispenser fitted in a room with hydrochloric acid.
Following a number of similar incidents, items in the room had been alarmed to alert security officers if they were tampered with.
Police will allege an alarm sounded and security detained the man before police from Rosehill Local Area Command attended.
The 62-year-old man was arrested and taken to Parramatta Police Station and charged with administer poison intend to injure/cause distress/pain, enter building with intent to commit an indictable offence, malicious damage and drive whilst suspended.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 20 September 2016.
The bathhouse in question was the Aarrows club in the Rydalmere area of the city on Saturday. On their website they say
Aarows provides a secure, relaxed environment where gay and bi people can meet and socialise together 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Plenty of parking with discreet rear private entry.
A man who answered the Aarows phone early Monday morning Sydney time told BuzzFeed News he did not wish to comment.