Man Crashes Car Before Stabbing People in Melbourne; 1 Dead

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 9, 2018

HUNDREDS of police have swooped on Bourke Street in Melbourne's CBD after a vehicle reportedly burst into flames and a man began attacking police with a knife.

Another dramatic video shows two presumably plain-clothes police officers arresting the attacker after he was shot.

One person was arrested and is in a critical condition after he was a shot by police as he lunged at officers with a knife at the busiest Bourke Street mall in Melbourne.

One man died in hospital and two others were injured after they were stabbed by the attacker.

Police said that there was no known link to terrorism at this stage and that "we'll keep an open mind as to whether there's any link".

Once at the scene police say the man who emerged from the auto attacked officers, before members of the public alerted them to several people who had been stabbed.

The message over the loudspeakers says: "This is Victoria Police, please evacuate the area".

Australian authorities said they were treating the attack as an act of terror and revealed that the suspect was originally from Somalia and was known to intelligence agencies. In several clips two men can be seen attempting to assist officers.

Police were forced to shoot the man, who continually made stabbing gestures at them, near a burning auto.

Clayton said police had arrived at Bourke Street, a busy shopping thoroughfare, in response to a auto fire.

One of the stabbed people was dead at the scene and two others were taken to a hospital.

But as the attacks continued unabated, before one officer opted for lethal force, shooting the suspect in the chest.

Appearing with police, Premier Daniel Andrews said "this is an evil, terrifying thing that's happened in our city and state today".

He's in a critical condition.

Witnesses have described hearing a loud bang during the incident.

One witness told ABC the deceased looked to be in his 50s or 60s. "A fire was then started in that vehicle", he said, adding that the man subsequently got out of the vehicle and "engaged with some members of the public at that location".

Victoria Police are urging any witnesses to the incident to attend Melbourne West Police station to give a statement, or alternatively upload any images or videos from the incident to the Victoria Police facebook page.

Altre relazioniGrafFiotech

Discuti questo articolo

Segui i nostri GIORNALE