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Man charged after car hit roller door at SA parliament

A man has been charged after allegedly crashing his car at South Australia's Parliament House.

A man has been charged after allegedly crashing his car at South Australia's Parliament House. Photo: AAP

A man has been charged after allegedly crashing a car into a roller door at the South Australian parliament and trying to enter the building.

Police were called to North Terrace about 5.50pm on Tuesday after reports a black Audi sedan had been driven into an external roller door leading to a secure car park.

The 42-year-old is alleged to have then approached several employees as he attempted to gain entry to the building.

Security officers spoke to the Adelaide man and detained him as they waited for police to arrive.

The man was arrested and charged with property damage.

He was released on bail and scheduled to appear at Adelaide Magistrates Court in January.

SA Police Senior Constable Matt Brown told ABC Radio no one was injured and all employees and MPs went home safely.

SA Treasurer Stephen Mullighan was at parliament at the time of the incident but only learned of it when it was reported on Wednesday morning.

Mr Mullighan said security arrangements had been significantly beefed up, following a deadly shooting at Canada’s Parliament House in 2014, with multiple security checkpoints throughout the building.

“And that obviously has, I guess, worked to some extent here where that person was not able to access Parliament House proper, despite making it into the underground carpark,” he told ABC Radio.

– AAP

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