ISIS Sympathizer Planning New Year's Eve Mass Shooting Charged By Australian Police

Australian Federal Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Ian Mc Cartney and Victorian Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Paton addresses the media

Victoria Police confirmed on Tuesday, November 28, they had arrested a man over an alleged terrorism plot planned for Melbourne at New Year's Eve.

"What we will be alleging is that he was intending to use a firearm to shoot and kill as many people as he could in the Federation Square area on New Year's Eve", Patton said in a press briefing.

This is not the first time that the counter-terrorism unit of Australian police has arrested a suspect over terror threats around the Christmas-New Year's time.

"This is a person who would become particularly energized. when overseas events occurred and would express a great deal of interest in committing an attack himself", Patton told public broadcaster ABC.

"He's accessed documents produced by Al Qaeda Arabian Peninsula, which is a guidebook in respect to how to commit a terrorist act, and also how to use firearms".

According to media reports, the young suspect is a Muslim and an Australian citizen born to Somalian parents.

Australian officials have grown increasingly concerned over the threat of extremist attacks, raising the national terror alert level in September 2014.

File image of Melbourne's Federation Square
File image of Melbourne's Federation Square

Investigations are ongoing, but police say they "do not anticipate any further arrests".

He is now being interviewed in relation to the offences of Acts in Preparation to Commit a Terrorist Attack and Collecting Documents to Facilitate a Terrorist Act, contrary to the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act.

"One of the charges carries a maximum penalty of life in prison", he said.

Two other locations were searched on Monday - his place of work and relative's home.

Police in Australia foiled a plot to commit mass murder on New Year's Eve in one of Melbourne's most popular areas to ring in the new year.

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