A man has been charged with terrorism-related offences following an investigation by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT).
Earlier this month, the NSW JCTT commenced an investigation into the online activities of a man, who was reportedly expressing extremist views in conversations across a number of platforms and sharing pro-Islamic State material.
Following extensive inquiries, a man, 34, was arrested by the Tactical Operations Unit at Caringbah just before 8am on December 24.
A short time later, NSW JCTT investigators searched a nearby residential property, where they seized two knives, documentation, and electronic storage devices.
He was taken to Sutherland Police Station, where he was charged with knowingly collecting a document connected with terrorism and knowingly being a member of a terrorist organisation, namely Islamic State.
Police will allege in court that the man claims to be a member of Islamic State and had collected a large amount of extremist material, which he also shared online.
Further, it will be alleged that the man made numerous threats to commit acts of violence against law enforcement officers and other community leaders.
He has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Christmas Day.
There is no ongoing threat to the community relating to this investigation.
The NSW JCTT is comprised of members from the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police Force, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the NSW Crime Commission.
Anyone with information about extremist activity or possible threats to the community should come forward. The National Security Hotline is 1800 123 400.
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