Teen Arrested Over Fatal Scientology Stabbing Was Trying To See His Mum

"This very unfortunate matter is in the hands of the police", church spokesman Kei Sato said in a statement.

It's a closely guarded secret facility, but the Church of Scientology's Sydney headquarters are now a crime scene after a man was stabbed to death inside the compound.

A 24-year-old employee died at a local hospital from the injuries he sustained, according to authorities. "It would appear the altercation, or the reason the young person has been removed from the premises, was only and exclusively in relation to a domestic incident that occurred yesterday".

'At this stage.it would appear the altercation or the reason the young person has been removed from the premises is. related to a domestic incident that occurred yesterday, ' North Shore Police Area Command Detective Chief Inspector Simon Jones said.

The Daily Telegraph reported the teen went to the church to see his mother.

A teenager is under arrest and a man is dead after a stabbing at the Sydney headquarters of the Church of Scientology. "We can not make any further comment beyond the fact that the victim was a beloved member of our Church", the statement read.

News Ltd reports the teenager was asked to vacate the premises around lunchtime on Thursday.

Police officers arrived shortly afterwards at the Greville Street centre and arrested the 16-year-old.

Staff had asked him to leave "solely" because of Wednesday's incident, the policeman said, adding he would not elaborate further.

The Church of Scientology said it was providing the police with any assistance needed in the investigation.

"I think they know they have a bit of a bad name so they bent over backwards to make sure they fit in", she told reporters at her home.

"I came down when the first (media) camera crew showed up but I was told it wasn't a huge deal", he told AAP.

"It offers a lot of services".

It's believed to be the church's largest facility outside of the United States.

The centre was opened in 2016 by David Miscavige, the leader of the Church of Scientology, and serves as the headquarters for the organisation in Australia.

Nine News reported that the site, which originally hosted Australia's National Acoustic Laboratory, was sold to the Church of Scientology for approximately $37 million in 2014.

  • Rogelio Becker