A man has been arrested in Melbourne on suspicion of planning an attack on an Australian outpost.
Police said the 34-year-old man from Queensland was arrested at his home in the city’s north early on Saturday morning.
The man was a security risk and would pose a risk to other people, police said in a statement.
He is due to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday.
Police said it was the first known incident of an Australian citizen allegedly planning an overseas attack.
“He would be in close contact with others and would carry out the acts as part of his planning process,” the police statement said.
“There is a risk of him causing a terrorist incident if he was to leave Australia.”
Police said they were working with the Australian Federal Police, Queensland police and local authorities to identify the man and to prevent others from falling victim to his plan.
ABC News’ Robyn Day and APTN’s James Burchill contributed to this report.
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