A number of individuals stabbed in Australian metropolis of Melbourne, police authorities say
Police are seen in Bourke Road on November 09, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
A number of individuals had been stabbed within the Australian metropolis of Melbourne on Friday and a person was arrested after an incident within the centre of town crowded with pedestrians and consumers.
“Police initially responded to a report of a automotive on fireplace … a person was arrested on the scene and has been taken to hospital below police guard in a important situation,” Victoria state police mentioned in assertion.
“A small variety of individuals are being handled for stab wounds.”
Additional particulars are unclear nonetheless video posted to Twitter and broadcast on tv confirmed a person repeatedly swinging an object at two law enforcement officials. One of many officers raises his weapon, a shot is heard and the person falls to the bottom clutching his chest.
Victoria’s ambulance service mentioned that three injured individuals had been being handled on the scene. A Reuters witness mentioned that town centre was closed off by police and that dozens of officers had been patrolling.
It’s not clear if the incident is terror-related. Australia has been on heightened alert from 2015 for assaults by home-grown militants coming back from preventing within the Center East.
The road the place the automotive caught fireplace was the scene in January 2017 of a deadly however not terror-related incident during which a person drove his automotive at pedestrians at excessive pace, killing six individuals and wounding about 30.