A former Special Armed Services member and friend of Ben Roberts-Smith has been accused of obstructing and pushing an Australian Federal Police officer.
The man, who can only be identified as Person X, gave evidence in Mr Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial and was taken into custody yesterday.
9News understands he was back at his hotel when AFP officers arrived with a warrant to seize his phone. It’s alleged he resisted those orders and pushed one of the officers.
The former SAS soldier is now facing two charges, including causing harm to a Commonwealth official.
He was released on a $10,000 bond and is now free to return home overseas as long as he returns to Australia for any hearing of the case.