Melbourne stabbing attack

Police in Melbourne, Australia, say they shot a man who stabbed three passersby on the street on Friday. One of the victims died.
A suspect was shot and wounded during an encounter with police.
Police spokesman Superintendent David Clayton has told reporters there are no known links to terrorism at this time.
Police were initially called to an incident in Bourke street, right in the heart of Melbourne, after reports of smoke and a car in flames.

Police in Melbourne say that they have shot a man after he attacked and stabbed a number of passersby, killing one and injuring at least two others late on Friday afternoon in the center of Australia’s second largest city.

Victoria Police spokesman Superintendent David Clayton has told reporters there are no known links to terrorism at this time.

Police were initially called to an incident in Bourke street, right in the heart of Melbourne, after reports of smoke and a car in flames.

“Nearby police quickly responded to the (initial) incident,” Clayton said.

“As they got out of the car they were confronted by a male brandishing a knife and threatening them. At the same time, passersby were calling out that members of the public had been stabbed.”

“Police shot the male in the chest and he is now in a critical condition under guard in hospital.”

One person is dead and two are in hospital, the police confirmed.

“The investigation is ongoing … there are no known links to terrorism at this stage. We are keeping an open mind”.

Clayton added that police were not looking for any other attackers. And that the area has been cordoned off.

Clayton confirmed that police officers, clearly seen confronting a man in digital footage of the incident, are “okay.”

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