Islamic State claims Melbourne terrorist as its own

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 10, 2018

He rushed to hospital under police guard, where he later died on the operating table.

He said another person died at the scene and two others are still being treated.

Authorities say Australia's vigilance has helped foil at least a dozen plots, including a plan to attack Melbourne at Christmas in 2016 and a plan to blow up a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi using a bomb disguised as a meat mincer.

Officers were confronted near the burning auto by a man "brandishing a knife and threatening them" while passers-by called out that people had been stabbed, Victoria state police Superintendent David Clayton said. "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".

Witnesses say they heard one bang or multiple bangs and gunshots in the area, which was subsequently put on lock down.

A vehicle was seen burning on the northern strip of Bourke Street near the Target store, and a man was shot by police after an alleged stabbing, according to the Age.

He reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack, but police have not confirmed the reports.

Police cordon off Bourke St following a stabbing incident in Melbourne.

According to police, the other two victims, aged 26 and 58, sustained non-life threatening injuries.

At first, Ambulance Victoria three people were injured, one critically.

"A second person has been taken to hospital with a head injury".

He at that time produced a knife and attempted to attack the police officers.

"Trolley man" rushes at the man wielding a knife.

The Age is reporting the man was shot by police.

"The exact circumstances are yet to be determined".

The man told 7 News he acted in the spur of the moment.

"I have sat in the living room of a family whose four sons went and fought for ISIS", he said.

Officers said they "are not looking for anyone further at this early stage".

We're live with Superintendent David Clayton following an incident on Bourke Street in the CBD this afternoon.

Streets were closed and trams halted while police attend the scene.

Sam, from the cafe, said: "There was just a lot of bangs". It's believed the raids are linked to yesterday's terror attack.

Police Commissioner Graham Ashton expressed his gratitude to Trolley Man, but cautioned members of the public against getting involved in situations like the one that occurred on Bourke Street.

"There was a guy stabbed and there was a vehicle explosion in Bourke Street", he said.

"It was near JB Hi Fi, near the corner of Russell Place".

Police cordon off Bourke St after a auto explosion.

"Me and the managers ran out and that's when we saw the auto on fire and then we saw the guy on the floor and we wanted to help, there were two blokes helping him out already, he was face down pools of blood around his face", Villasin said.

"They ran into a cafe and locked themselves in a kitchen", he said. "This is Victoria Police, please evacuate the area".

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