Police in Sydney, Australia have arrested four men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack involving aircraft.
According to the Associated Press, the arrests were undertaken by the Australian Federal Police, the New South Wales State Police, and the Australian Security Intelligence Organization.
Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the arrests were “designed to disrupt and prevent plans to undertake terrorist attacks in Australia.”
In a statement, police said “Four men have been taken into custody and are assisting police with their enquiries.”
According to reports, about 40 heavily armed police officers raided a house in Sydney, and an explosives team found a “suspicious device.”
Turnbull is expected to release more details on the arrests tomorrow. In a statement, Turnbull said “My number one priority, and that of my government, is the safety and security of all Australians, and the public should be reassured that our security and intelligence agencies are working tirelessly to keep us safe.”