Overseas talk of bombing Melbourne sites poses ‘no credible threat’, Victoria Police says

The Melbourne city skyline, looking over trams and the Princes Bridge.Police have moved to reassure Melburnians there is no specific terrorism threat to the city after a “person of interest” in the Middle East named Melbourne locations as potential bombing targets.

Police said the man discussed the locations with someone in the UK, who was pretending they were in Melbourne.

But the threat was investigated by police in Australia and abroad, and police were satisfied “there was no direct threat … to Melbourne”, Victoria Police Assistant Commission Ross Guenther said.

Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper reported that a man called Sajed, who claimed to be part of a network of terrorists, sent instructions about potential attacks in Melbourne.

via Overseas talk of bombing Melbourne sites poses ‘no credible threat’, Victoria Police says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)