Man pleads guilty to samurai sword attacks

Jon SolmundsonGeraldton Guardian
The samurai sword that was used in the attacks.
Camera IconThe samurai sword that was used in the attacks. Credit: WA Police

Victor Jordan Oliver has pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal damage and one count of being armed to cause fear after attacking vehicles, including a bus full of schoolchildren, with a samurai sword on March 1.

Oliver, 23, appearing in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court, sought bail to stay at a rural property outside of Geraldton.

Oliver is accused of brandishing a sword and walking out onto Rifle Range Road to attack cars as Rangeway residents drove their children to school at 8.10am on March 1.

There was no plea entered for a charge of carrying an article with intent to cause fear which involved Oliver allegedly running around with two kitchen knives on February 16.

A bail report is being prepared, and Oliver will appear again on April 14.

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