Perth man charged with inciting terror act

Karen Sweeney
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A Perth man has been charged with terror offences over allegations he was inciting a politically motivated terror attack overseas.

Counter-terror police began investigating the 52-year-old in February after coming across an online video-sharing account calling for politically motivated violence overseas.

His home was first raided in April when officers seized electronic devices. A second search on Tuesday resulted in four terror charges being laid against the man.

He's due to face Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

It's alleged he was intending to incite politically motivated acts in a foreign country.

WA's counter terrorism and emergency response commander Pryce Scanlan called for vigilance around online content advocating for terrorist acts.

"We have seen the devastating impacts that such online radicalisation and incitement can result in," he said.