In a scenario that sounds eerily just like a Muslim terror plot for New York City with planned coordinated attacks on Rockefeller Center Subway, Times Square and St Patrick's Cathedral, down under cops foil planned Melbourne Christmas Terror Attack at Flinders Street Train Station, Federation Square, and St. Paul's Cathedral. The Melbourne Christmas terror plot suspects ‘inspired by ISIS’. Overnight the Victorian Police working with the Australian Federal Police and ASIO have arrested seven persons, five of whom are still in custody, searched five premises and are continuing to search them. What they have uncovered is a plot to explode improvised explosive devices in central Melbourne in the area of Federation Square, on or about Christmas Day. Australian police say five men are accused of planning a Christmas Day terror attack targeting a number of landmarks in Melbourne, the country's second largest city.
The five suspects, between age 21 and 26, were expected to appear in court Friday to be charged with acts in preparation of a terrorist event. They are believed to have been "self-radicalized" and inspired by ISIS, police said. Four of the five suspects were born in Australia. The fifth is from Egypt. They were arrested in a series of overnight raids at five properties in Melbourne's northern suburbs. Two other people initially arrested in the raids -- a 26-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman -- were released without being charged, a police statement said. Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton told reporters that police had gathered evidence in the raids that the plotters were planning to use explosives in their attack. "We gathered the makings of an improvised explosive device," he said. Ashton said the suspects had planned attacks on Melbourne's Flinders Street train station, neighboring Federation Square and nearby St. Paul's Cathedral. "If this had got under our guard this would have been a significant attack," Ashton told reporters. "Certainly (there was the) potential for quite a number of people to be injured or killed in this attack."
ISIS Muslim terrorist could target New York City on Christmas day or Christmas eve with planned coordinated bomb attacks on Rockefeller Center Subway, Times Square and St Patrick's Cathedral all within a few blocks of each other, just like the scenario that almost played out in Melbourne Australia. ISIS is taking their game plan right out of the al-Qaeda playbook by targeting 3 locations in coordinated bomb attacks.
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