Man Arrested Over Right-Wing Extremist Ideology Allegedly Posted Online
A NSW man, 43, has been charged by the NSW Joint Terrorism Team for allegedly posting right-wing extremist material online.
He arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) into right-wing extremist ideology being espoused online.
The JCTT is a joint team by the NSW Police and Australian Federal Police.
It is alleged the man posted threats of violence online earlier in the week that were "concerning", and inquiries were commenced, the AFP said in a statement.
On Thursday evening, the man was arrested in the Newcastle suburb of Hamilton by Newcastle Police District and Police Transport Command, assisted by specialist officers from Tactical Operations Regional Support.
The man and his backpack were searched, and police seized a mobile phone which will be forensically examined.
He was taken to Newcastle Police Station and questioned by investigators from the JCTT.
The man has been charged with using a carriage service to menace/harass/offend.
He was denied bail and will appear in Newcastle Local Court on Friday.