In Melbourne arrested three suspects of preparing terrorist attack

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Australian police on Tuesday arrested three men suspected of organizing the recent terrorist attack in Melbourne, reported on the official website of Victoria police.

«It is assumed that three of those arrested were involved in the preparation of planning a terrorist act in Melbourne. The operation is ongoing and further information will be provided later. Victoria police would like to reassure the public that the threat was stopped, people no longer in danger,» — said in a statement.

It is reported that police arrested 30-year-old man of Dallas, 26-year-old man from Campbell field and a 21-year-old man from Greenvale.

Earlier it was reported that on 9 November, armed with a knife man attacked police officers in Melbourne. According to media reports, a scuffle ensued after he lit up one of the cars on the street, Swanston street. The footage from CCTV cameras shows a man brandishing a weapon, lunges at a police officer. As a result of incident one person was killed and two injured. Police neutralized the attacker was shot in the chest.

The spokesman said he considers the incident as terrorism. Responsibility for the incident was assumed by the terrorist group «Islamic state.»*

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.