Australia terror probe: Man released without charge

Aaron Brown
August 5, 2017

On Saturday night, authorities led by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) were involved in five raids which resulted in the arrest of four men in Sydney, after police were tipped off that there was a plot afoot to bring down a plane over Australia.

A 50-year-old man was released on Wednesday without charge.

It is unclear when the close call occurred, although it was before police launched their investigation into the Sydney men last week.

Four men were arrested in raids in several suburbs in Sydney, Australia's largest city, at the weekend and are being held without charge under special terror-related powers.

Unidentified officials told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation the suspects - reportedly Lebanese-Australian - might have links to the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.

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"We believe it would enhance airport security if all airline staff who have access to aircraft, were screened to the same level as personnel entering through the terminal".

The alarming plot allegedly involved an improvised device and the target was a plane, with one theory suggesting the would-be terrorists planned to use a meat grinder to hide their home-made device.

Neither NSW or Australian Federal Police would comment on the matter when contacted by because the investigation is ongoing.

An Australian-born terrorism plot to place a bomb on a passenger plane was dangerously close to being carried out before it was unwittingly thwarted at an airline check-in counter. "I will review police action".

"Some will be obvious to travellers and others will not", the Prime Minister said. He said the alleged plot was foiled but Australians should remain vigilant about the threat of an attack.

Etihad Airways has confirmed it is helping Australian authorities with the investigation after the arrests came following a tip-off from foreign intelligence services.

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