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Australian police say several people stabbed in Melbourne; man arrested

09 November 2018, 05:57 | Darnell Patrick

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The dramatic scene was captured by Twitter user @chrismacheras

Mr Ashton said security arrangements at Remembrance Day memorials and other public events scheduled over the weekend will be reassessed and it was likely police numbers there boosted.

Police work at the crime scene following a stabbing incident in Melbourne.

It's at this point, with the attacker slashing at the police, one of the officers has enough time and space to shoot him once in the chest.

Video has emerged of a man lunging at police with what appears to be a knife before being shot in Melbourne's Bourke St.

The officers were immediately confronted by a man brandishing a knife and threatening them.

The other two are into the hospital including one suffering from a neck injury and is suspected to be in critical condition.

In multiple videos that surfaced, a man can be seen trying to stab two policemen who try to make several attempts to wrest the knife from the man.

A man has been arrested after a deadly stabbing spree during rush hour in Melbourne's busy central business district on Friday.

Markel Villasin, 22, was finishing his shift at KFC on Bourke St as the drama unfolded.

Two people, apparently members of the public, came to the aid of police, one using a shopping trolley and another using a chair to try and stop the attacker.

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"Three people have been stabbed". Photo from the scene showed crowds of people behind police barriers. Another man tried to ward him off with a traffic cone.

Victoria police declined to comment when contacted about Islamic State's claim. He was taken into custody in a critical condition.

Victoria Police Superintendent David Clayton said that "there are no known links to terrorism".

The unidentified man was shot by police after three people were stabbed, one fatally, on Friday afternoon.

Horror footage shows a vehicle on fire.

One witness said a man was stabbed in the face and desperate efforts were made to save him.

Police will investigate a possible copy-cat motive.

More than 100 police swarmed on the area.

The street where the auto caught fire was the scene in January 2017 of a fatal but not terror-related incident in which a man drove his vehicle at pedestrians at high speed, killing six people and wounding about 30.



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