Pair ‘on brink of terror attack’

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Published: Wednesday 11th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Two suspected terrorists arrested with a home-made Islamic State (IS) flag planned to harm someone with a hunting knife or machete, police have said, raising fears of a beheading-style attack.

The men would have carried out the attack imminently if they had not been arrested yesterday in a anti-terror raid, New South Wales deputy police commissioner Catherine Burn said.

Police seized the knife, machete, flag and a video which showed “a man talking about carrying out an attack”, she said.

“What we are going to allege is consistent with the IS messaging.

“We believe that the men were potentially going to harm somebody, maybe even kill somebody, and potentially using one of the items that we identified and recovered yesterday, potentially a knife,” she added.

The men will appear in a Sydney court today charged with undertaking acts in preparation or planning for a terrorist act.

Published: Wednesday 11th February 2015 by The News Editor

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