Australia raises terror threat level against police to 'high'

Australia raised the terrorism threat level against its police officers to "high" on Tuesday, federal police said, citing intelligence and discussions with its international partners.

Reuters| Updated: Jan 20, 2015, 06:56 AM IST

Sydney: Australia raised the terrorism threat level against its police officers to 'high' on Tuesday, federal police said, citing intelligence and discussions with its international partners.

A spokesman for the Australian Federal Police said he was not aware what the threat level against police had been before it was raised. A police statement did not cite any specific or imminent threats.

In December, a 16-hour siege in a central Sydney cafe ended with the deaths of two hostages and a gunman with radical Islamist sympathies after police stormed the premises.