Three people arrested in counter terrorism operation in Melbourne

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This is a joint media release with the Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police.

Victoria Police, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), and other agencies which form part of the Joint Counter Terrorism Team have conducted an operation in Melbourne.

Operation Donabate resulted in the arrest of three men and the execution of four warrants in the North West Metro Region this morning.

Three men remain in custody.

  • A 30-year-old man from Dallas
  • A 26-year-old man from Campbellfield
  • A 21-year-old man from Greenvale

A fourth property was searched in Coolaroo.

It will be alleged the three men arrested were involved in undertaking preparations for planning a terrorist act in Melbourne.

The operation is ongoing and further information will be made available at the appropriate time.

Victoria Police would like to reassure the community that the threat has been contained and there is no on-going threat.

The community should continue to go about their daily business and report any suspicious activity to triple zero (000), Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the National Security Hotline on 1800 123 400.


Media enquiries:

Victoria Police Media (03) 9247 5205

AFP Media (Canberra) (02) 6131 6333


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