The Brighton hostage gunman had reportedly planned a foiled terror attack on a Sydney army base

An armed police officer walks at the scene in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Brighton on June 5, 2017, after a woman was held against her will in an apartment block in an incident authorities had yet to determine whether was terrorism-related. Photo: Getty Images.

The gunman involved in the Brighton hostage situation which left two people dead last night had reportedly planned a foiled terror attack on an Australian army base.

According to the Herald Sun, Yacqub Khayre was charged and later acquitted over a suicide plot against Sydney’s Holsworthy army barracks in 2009.

Khayre later carried out a violent home invasion which saw him jailed for at least three years.

He was on parole at the time of the Brighton attack. Police saw him as a low-risk person of interest.

Khayre was killed by police at the scene after he shot a man who worked at the serviced apartments in which the incident took place. Before being shot himself, Khayre claimed the attack was for IS and Al Qaeda.

Islamic State has since claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Herald Sun has more.

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