UPDATE: TWO men have been arrested and charged in relation to the death of New South Wales police employee Curtis Cheng.
An 18-year-old Wentworthville man, who’s spent more than a week in custody, following last week’s counter terrorism raids in Sydney has been charged with terrorism-related offences.
AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin said the offences the 18-year-old has been charged with carry a maximum lifetime imprisonment.
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A 22-year-old man will be charged with supplying the gun that killed NSW police employee Curtis Cheng on October 2.
Police say the 22-year-old man was arrested in Merrylands at 10.45am today.
The 22-year-old will face Parramatta Local Court and the 18-year-old man is due to appear at Central Local Court tomorrow.
UPDATE: POLICE have confirmed that they have arrested a second man in relation to the death of New South Wales police employee Curtis Cheng.
Police are in the process of charging an 18-year-old, believed to be the one responsible for obtaining the firearm from a Middle Eastern crime gang and passing it on to 15-year-old Farhad Jabar.
He is expected to be charged with supply of firearm, breach of firearm prohibition order.
A 22-year-old man has now also been arrested and is being questioned over the supply of the gun.
The two men are expected to face Sydney courts on Friday.
Mr Cheng was shot dead by 15-year-old Farhad Jabar outside NSW police headquarters on October 2.
EARLIER: A MAN taken into custody in last week’s counter terrorism raids in Sydney, is expected to be charged in relation to the death of police employee Curtis Cheng.
Reports suggest the 18-year-old was the one responsible for obtaining the firearm from a Middle Eastern crime gang and passing it on to 15-year-old Farhad Jabar.
Jabar shot dead Mr Cheng outside Parramatta police headquarters on October 2.
The man is expected to be charged this afternoon and will appear in court tomorrow.