Before the tragic incident, which claimed the lives of two police officers and a neighbour, the brothers reportedly talked about their home’s fortified status.
They were reportedly under the influence of ice at the time of the attack. The three individuals who were killed were identified as Nathaniel Train, his brother, and his sister-in-law, Stacey.
The two officers, who were identified as Rachel McCrow and Matthew Arnold, were killed during an execution-style attack while they were responding to a report of a missing person at a property in Wieambilla, which is about three hours west of Brisbane.
Two other officers, namely Constable Randall Kirk and Constable Keely Brough, were also involved in the incident but were able to escape. Kirk suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, while Brough was shot in the shoulder.
The horrific incident led to a massive manhunt for the brothers and their sister-in-law, Stacey. After they were finally caught, they were killed in a gunfight with the Special Operations team.
According to reports, the threesome were involved in a bizarre love triangle. Nathaniel might have married Stacey before they were linked to the police officers.
According to a report, the Train brothers were involved in a love affair. The police are also trying to piece together the dynamic between the threesome, as they believed that the brothers had been using drugs and talked about turning their home into a bunker.
The Daily Mail reported that a family member claimed that the home had been moved off-grid, and the brothers had been installing solar panels, rainwater tanks, and satellite dishes.
The individual also said that the home had been fortified, and the boys reportedly took ice regularly.
There is still a lot of mystery surrounding Nathaniel’s actions before the tragic incident. He was a respected educator who had a reputation for turning around failing schools.