BREAKING NEWS: An Australian police bomb squad is examining a car that was driven into an underground parking garage at a western Sydney police station. Police have arrested the driver, who reportedly tried to set himself on fire.
The Australian newspaper reported that authorities found gas bottles packed inside the car. The bottles did not explode. The circumstances were still being investigated.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) July 21, 2016
New South Wales police said in a statement that a perimeter had been established around the station in the western Sydney suburb of Merrylands as a precaution. They said they had no other information.
One source called the attack “very deliberate,” The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
A reporter at Sydney’s ABC station reportedly said that a police source believed the incident was an “attempted terror attack.” The BBC pointed out that there was no official confirmation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report