Melbourne man planned New Year's Eve terror plot, police say

30 Novembre, 2017, 12:25 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Ali Khalif Shire Ali

Officials said that he had initially planned to shoot at random strangers using an automatic gun at Federation Square, Melbourne. (9NEWS) The man could face life in prison if found guilty.

The Australian-born man, whose parents are from Somalia, once claimed he was approached by intelligence operatives in 2015 and asked to spy on suspected terror plotters, The Age reported.

That property is still being searched by police while his place of work, a computer business in Footscray, and a relative's home in Meadow Heights are no longer being searched after warrants were executed at those locations on Monday.

"The potential of the attack was catastrophic", said Patton.

Police alleged that the man had obtained an al-Qaeda manual from the internet with instructions for staging a terrorist attack, and was a sympathiser of so-called Islamic State.

"This is a person who would become particularly energised, for lack of a better word, when overseas [terrorism] events occurred and would express a great deal of interest in committing an attack himself".

Federation Square in Melbourne on New Year's Eve 2015
Federation Square in Melbourne on New Year's Eve 2015

According to charge sheets Mr Shire acted "in preparation for, or planning a terrorist act" between March 31 and April 6.

Fireworks over Melbourne CBD on New Years Eve.

The 20-year-old was arrested at a house in Werribee about 3pm on Monday by Victoria Police, Australian Federal Police and ASIO officers.

Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said they had been monitoring the man for a "lengthy period of time".

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

"I would like to reassure the people of Victoria that the teams in Victoria, but also around Australia, are working day and night".

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