Perth, WA — Australian Federal Police (AFP) are warning of a possible terrorist attack in Perth following a breach of a security barrier that prevented them from entering the city.
Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) spokesperson John Brown said the security breach took place in the city’s inner suburbs on Saturday morning.
“It was quite a large breach and the AFP were quite fortunate to be able to secure the perimeter in the first place,” he said.
The AFP have confirmed that their officers are now working with local police to prevent further incidents.
They are advising motorists to keep their doors and windows closed when they are travelling through the city, and to stay away from any area that may have been targeted.
Mr Brown said while there were no immediate reports of injuries, officers were being closely watched by members of the public who are travelling to the city to check for any signs of possible threats.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.