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Australia Teen Terror Suspect Killed During Stabbing Attack

By    |   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 01:05 PM

An Australian teen terror suspect was shot and killed by suburban Melbourne police after police said he stabbed two officers in front of a police station.

The teenager, identified as Numan Haider, 18, according to The Australian, had arrived at the police station near Melbourne late Tuesday for questioning when he allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed an Australian federal police officer and a local police officer before authorities shot and killed him.

"The person in question came to the Endeavour Hills police station in Melbourne's southeast of his own volition, following discussions with police earlier on last night," Federal Justice Michael Keenan said, according to The Australian.

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"He has then carried out an unprovoked attack on the two officers at about 7:45 p.m. The incident occurred during a police investigation and it appears that the shooting by the police officer was in self-defense," said Keenan.

NBC News reported that Haider had his passport suspended about a week ago and apparently displayed a flag linked to ISIS at a local shopping mall.

"I can advise that the person in question was a known terror suspect who was a person of interest to law enforcement and intelligence agencies," Keenan told reporters, noted NBC News, which added that both officers were in a stable condition in hospital, with one undergoing surgery after he was stabbed in the head, stomach and neck.

The Australian government moved Wednesday on anti-terrorism legislation, introducing a new bill that would imprison Australians who have been found to be fighting for such groups in foreign countries, according to CNN.

Australian civil liberty groups complained that the bills were being rushed through and that parliament should give more time for debate and examination.

"These are very significant pieces of legislation with significant implications for our freedoms and democratic values," according to a statement from Liberty Victoria, an Australian civil liberties group.

"It is very important that we consider them carefully and responsibly and that the Australian public fully understands what they mean and if they are necessary," the statement said.

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