UPDATE: Sydney counter-terrorism operation – 50-year-old man released

This is a joint release between the Australian Federal Police and NSW Police

Four men were arrested by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team on Saturday, 29 July, regarding an investigation into allegations that some people were intending to commit a terrorist attack using an improvised device.

One of those men – who is 50 years old – was released from police custody last night (Tuesday, 1 August) without being charged with a criminal offence.

Three men remain in detention under 'specified time' provisions outlined in Section 23DD of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth).

This investigation remains ongoing, and further information will be provided at an appropriate time.

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