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Man arrested by Australia police for allegedly supplying gun in Melbourne attack

The man had been charged with four offences and would appear in court on June 14.

world Updated: Jun 12, 2017 11:08 IST
Australian police at the site of the incident in Melbourne on June 6.
Australian police at the site of the incident in Melbourne on June 6.(File Photo)

Australian police on Monday said a 25-year-old man had been arrested and charged with allegedly supplying a firearm used in a deadly siege in Melbourne last week, which Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called an “act of terrorism”.

Victoria state police said in a statement on their website that the man had been charged with four offences and would appear in court on June 14.

The attack took place on June 6 in Australia’s second-largest city with police shooting dead a gunman, Yacqub Khayre, after he killed a man in the foyer of an apartment block and held a woman hostage inside.

Turnbull said police were treating the siege as an “act of terrorism” after a claim by the Islamic State group that one of its fighters was the gunman responsible.