Man arrested in counter-terrorism operation in North Melbourne

| 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".


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