Werribee man arrested over New Year's terror plot

Australian police foil New Year’s Eve terror plot in Melbourne

The move comes after a man was arrested and accused of planning a New Year's Eve terror attack in Melbourne.

Officials arrested Ali Khalif Shire Ali, 20, Monday for "preparing to commit a terrorist attack and gathering documents to facilitate a terrorist act", according to Australia's ABC News.

"This is a person who would become particularly energised, for a lack of a better word, when overseas events occurred and would express a great deal of interest in committing an attack himself".

"The threat has been contained and there is no ongoing risk posed by this individual", Victoria Police stated. Close to half a million people celebrated in the square a year ago.

The arrest is not linked to any previous raids or terror arrests, police said.

Mr Patton said the man, who lived with his parents, had been on police radar since the beginning of the year and was part of a small community of extremists being monitored.

Keenan urged the public to continue with their usual routines over the period and expect to see a heavy police presence.

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"The aim of these terrorists is to foster fear and intimidation, but Australians should be able to go about their business secure in the understanding that the government has worked very closely with law enforcement and other security agencies to keep them safe", Keenan told reporters, New York Daily News reported.

Authorities described Ali as a "high person of interest" whose activities they've been monitoring since January, BBC News reported.

The suspect is a man from Werribee who is detained and questioned by the police.

Police said he would be charged Tuesday with terrorism offences, which carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Police obtained and executed warrants on Ali's family home in Werribee, a relative's home, and his place of work after he started trying to get a gun.

Australia raised the national terror alert level to "probable" in September 2014.

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