Man arrested at Sydney Airport, NSW

A 40-year-old man will face court tomorrow charged with allegedly making threats relating to New Year’s Eve, NSW Police say.

Acting on information received from the public, police attached to the NSW Police Force Terrorism Investigation Squad today arrested a 40-year-old man at Sydney International Airport.

The man had returned to Sydney on a flight from London.

A search warrant was conducted at a residence in Chippendale, in inner Sydney, and an inner western Sydney storage facility where items including documents and hard drives were seized.

He was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with ‘Documents containing threats contrary to Section 31 Crimes Act 1900 concerning online blogs’.

The 40-year-old was refused bail prior to his appearance in Parramatta Local Court tomorrow.

Deputy Commissioner, Specialist Operations, Catherine Burn APM said we take all threats seriously.

“Investigations into this matter so far indicate this was an isolated incident.

“As a consequence, we are confident that there are no current or specific threats to New Years Eve and, while we ask people to remain vigilant, people should enjoy the celebrations.

“The community should be also reassured that we will take swift action to ensure the ongoing safety of the public,” Deputy Commissioner Burn said.

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