| 26.04,19. 03:46 PM |
Man arrested in counter-terrorism operation in North Melbourne
Photo: Counter-terrorism officers closed Howard Street between Queensberry and Courtney streets. (ABC News: Virginia Trioli)
Counter-terrorism officers have arrested a man during an operation in North Melbourne this afternoon.
A Victoria Police spokesperson said there was "no current or impending threat to the community".
The heavily-armed officers arrived at the intersection of Howard and Queensberry streets about 1:30pm.
The suspect was arrested, put into handcuffs and then dressed in a white plastic HAZMAT suit before he was driven away in a police van.
It is not clear what sparked the operation.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) confirmed the Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) was conducting "operational activity" in North Melbourne, but a spokesperson said "it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time".