By BI: Anti-terror police arrest Muslim doctor’s teenage son in Melbourne and another Muslim teen, 14, in Sydney, after dramatic raids in which they found three improvised explosive devices (IED), which bomb squad officers detonated before the two terror teens had the chance to set them off on Sunday in Melbourne.
UK Daily Mail Bomb squad officers also removed a number of home-made devices from a home in Greenvale, a quiet suburb north of Melbourne. The Sydney raid was more low-key because of the age of the suspect, according to The Herald Sun.
The devices were taken away by Victoria Police’s bomb squad and were destroyed in ‘controlled detonation… to dispose of these devices’. The first device was detonated about 8:30pm, according to Victoria Police. The bombs were be detonated at a nearby reserve, after a 300 metre exclusion zone set up around the site.
According to reports, the arrested teen regularly spoke about ISIS on his Facebook page, branded the United States terrorists, and said those who don’t pray five times a day are not Muslim. He also posted long rants about the current situation in Syria, with some coming just hours before he was arrested.
Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police carried out the high-level joint operation in Melbourne’s northern suburbs on Friday afternoon, arresting one man and detaining six women.
Balaclava-clad officers with assault rifles swarmed a two-storey home in Greenvale about 12:30pm, ordering the occupants out of a house. A man left the house and surrendered to police, before six women emerged from the property a short time later.