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Security Shift To Protect From a Terror Attack: Tony Abbott

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Security shift to protect from a terror attack: Tony Abbott Security Shift To Protect From a Terror Attack: Tony Abbott Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned Australians that the balance between freedom and security may have to shift in order to protect us from a terror attack Terror suspect shot dead by counter-terrorism police after 'making threats against Tony Abbott' ... as the PM heads to New York for U.N. talks on IS crisis An 18-year-old man has been shot dead outside a police station after he allegedly made threats against Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The incident took place outside Endeavour Hills Police Station in Melbourne's south-east, where an Australian Federal Police officer and a Victorian Police officer were both stabbed. The two officers were both from the Joint Counter Terrorism Team and were attacked by the teenage man during an arranged meeting. Assistant Police Commissioner Luke Cornelius said in a press conference that police had 'no choice' but to shoot the man after he attacked the officers. 'Our members had no inkling that this individual posed a threat to them,' he told reporters at the scene. 'It's absolutely clear to us that our members really had no choice other than to act in the way in which they did.' The 18-year-old Narre Warren man was at the station for the arranged meeting with officers as part of an ongoing investigation. Assistant Commissioner Cornelius refused to confirm this but did say the individual was being monitored and they were aware of 'intelligence' which said he had been seen in the local area with an Islamic State flag. He also said the man was 'acting on his own' and police were 'not in a position to comment on what that individual might have been motivated by'. The AFP officer suffered multiple stab wounds, and the Victorian officer to his forearm. Both were taken to hospital, where they remain in a stable condition. One of the officers was taken to Dandenong Hospital while the other was taken to The Alfred hospital. According to statement released by Victoria Police earlier on Tuesday, the altercation took place about 7.45 pm during a meeting about an ongoing investigation with the deceased. Heatherton Road - where Endeavour Hills police station is located - is completely blocked off in both directions. 'As per standard protocol following a police shooting, Professional Standards Command members will oversee the investigation,' Victoria Police said in a statement. Witnesses told the Sydney Morning Herald said the man who was shot had been yelling insults about Tony Abbott and the Australian government. AFP could not confirm whether threats were made against the prime minister but are due to release a statement shortly. This comes as Mr Abbott left for New York on Tuesday evening to attend a UN meeting on issues of security. The rise of IS and the crisis in the middle east will be on the agenda at the meeting. On Monday evening the official spokesman of the Islamic State terror group purportedly issued a chilling message calling on his followers to murder Australians in ghastly ways. In what the Prime Minister's office said was being regarded as a 'genuine threat' by the nation's security agencies, senior IS leader Abu Mohammed al-Adnani on Monday released an audio message specifically calling for attacks on people of a number of nationalities, including Australians. al-Adnani said: 'If you can kill a disbelieving American or European – especially the spiteful and filthy French – or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be.'