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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
Reuters, Wellington
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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.