Man Arrested For Allegedly Plotting A NYE Terror Attack
A man has been arrested by counter-terrorism police for allegedly plotting a New Year's Eve attack in Melbourne.
The 20-year-old was arrested by at a house in Werribee about 3pm on Monday by Victoria Police, Australian Federal Police and ASIO officers.
"Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police would like to reassure the community that the threat has been contained and there is no on-going risk posed by this individual," a Victoria Police statement said.
The arrest is also not linked to to any previous operations, police said.
Two other residential properties in Werribee and Meadow Heights were raided along with a commercial property in Footscray.
The Werribee man is being interviewed in relation to the offences of preparing to commit a terrorist attack and collecting documents to facilitate a terrorist act.