One dead in stabbing at Scientology's Australian 'Advanced Org,' 16-year-old taken into custody - 2019-01-02
Our first instinct when we heard the news breaking out of Sydney that two men had been stabbed at Scientology's Advanced Org, one fatally, was to contact journalist Bryan Seymour to see if he had any inside information about what was going on. But Bryan is here in New York on vacation at the moment — we just spent time with him here yesterday. However, he tells us his newsroom back at home is on the case and he'll get us an update as soon as he hears something.
At this point, we haven't learned much more than what was first reported, that a 16-year-old boy was taken into custody for allegedly stabbing two men, apparently on the grounds of the Advanced Org in Chatswood, a Sydney suburb. The Advanced Org is where wealthy Scientologists go to receive upper-level auditing which can reach $1,000 an hour. It opened in September 2016, replacing another facility, and Seymour covered it for us live.
We are still waiting for any details about who the assailant was, who the two victims were, whether any or all of them were Scientologists.