Two men arrested over ‘imminent terror plot’

Two men have been arrested after police discovered a video purporting an imminent terror attack, police have revealed.

Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn told media police received information yesterday about a plan to ‘harm and possibly kill’ a member of the public in an attack ‘consistent with IS messaging’.

A knife, flag and video were seized in a police operation by the Joint Counter Terrorism Taskforce in Fairfield.


Police will allege the video described an attack to harm and potentially kill a member of the public.

The purported attack was planned to occur yesterday, Deputy Police Commissioner Burn said.

Police do not know any details of the target of the alleged plot.

“We don’t know what exactly was going to be involved in the act, we do know the attack was imminent and it was going to harm,” Deputy Police Commissioner Burn said.

The men are due to appear in Fairfield Local Court this morning.

No further information about charges have been released at this stage.

Sources have told 7News Sydney the plot was foiled after the men were reported for buying a ‘big’ knife at Sydney fishing shop.

There have also been reports one of the men arrested is a Kuwaiti national.


It is unknown whether these arrests are connected to a plot to behead someone in Martin Place, discovered in police raids last year.

The previous alleged plot was believed to involve abducting a person at random in Martin Place and beheading them in a public place, and posting the filmed act on social media.

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