Teen arrested in Cranbourne after mum warns he’s ‘planning a terror attack
A teenager has been arrested outside a house in Melbourne’s south-east after a series of threatening messages were allegedly sent to a television network.
Channel Seven reported the television network received a series of social media messages detailing terror threats and a hostage situation to two of the network’s social media pages about 12.30pm on Friday.
Another message was reportedly sent to Ambulance Victoria, the television network said.
However, Police said on Friday evening it was not being treated as a terror related incident.
Police confirmed they arrested a 17-year-old boy at a house on Fairways Boulevard in Cranbourne North on Friday afternoon following the social media posts.
Channel Seven reported the message said: “Hi call the police my son is going crazy.
He have locked me in the house and have all the phones. He have drugs and weapons, he plans a terror attack please.”
It remains unclear who sent the messages.
The network contacted police and about 40 heavily armed officers, including the critical incident response team swarmed the house at 4.30pm.
Footage of the incident shows the man on his knees at the front of the house as he is arrested by police.
He is in custody assisting police with their enquiries.