Arrests made by Counter Terrorism Team in Melbourne today

The Victorian Joint Counter Terrorism Team comprising officers from the Australian Federal Police, Victoria Police and ASIO has executed five search warrants at a number of locations across Melbourne today.

This activity was not in response to any identified threat however it was associated with the incident at Brighton on Monday (5 June 2017), specifically the supply of firearms.

Earlier this morning warrants were executed at residences at Gladstone Park, Ascot Vale and Glenroy. A number of items have been taken for further examination including an imitation firearm, computers, mobile phones and other material.

A further two search warrants were executed in West Meadows and Reservoir this afternoon.

At this time no person has been charged with any offence. A man arrested at Glenroy was released without charge.

Enquiries into this matter are continuing.

Source: AFP

Dale Bothe

AusRealNews.com.au editor

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