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Australia cops eye terrorism in stabbing rampage leaving 1 dead, 2 injured

Australia cops eye terrorism in stabbing rampage leaving 1 dead, 2 injured

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton told reporters that they are "doing security reassessments of these events in light of what's occurred", but there was "no ongoing threat we're now aware of in relation to people surrounding this individual".

A burnt out vehicle is seen on Bourke Street in Melbourne, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

He then engaged with members of the public at that location, " he said. "He is someone who is accordingly known to Victoria Police and the federal intelligence agencies", he said.

Three person were stabbed in the Melbourne CBD this afternoon and one person is dead, along with the knifeman. At that time other police were starting to arrive.

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.

The officers ultimately fired a shot, causing the man to fall down.

Police found what they described as "barbecue-style gas bottles", or gas cylinders in the vehicle.

Superintendent David Clayton confirmed the suspect had stabbed three other people before attacking police.

Clayton said there is no known link to terrorism, but stressed the investigation is still in its early stages. He has been arrested and taken to hospital in a critical condition.

The man had a minor offending history of cannabis, theft, and driving offences.

The police officers who first responded to the scene received minor injuries.

"Three people have been stabbed, unfortunately one of them is deceased at the scene", he said.

Photographs from Bourke Street show a white sheet covering a body, with a bare foot protruding.

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Police examine a body in Bourke St.in Melbourne, Australia, on November 9, 2018.

When police arrived, the man punched one of the officers through their patrol vehicle window, Ashton told reporters Friday.

Markel said bystanders were yelling out "just shoot him, just shoot him", while police officers were trying to disarm the attacker.

"He was breathing and he was bleeding out".

As they got out of the vehicle, they were confronted by a male brandishing a knife and threatening them.

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

He was said to have extremist links and had run-ins with local police over drug use and theft, according to media reports.

"A moment later, I heard a loud bang, to me it sounded like a gunshot", she said.

Police later said the auto from which the slain suspect, a Somali national, had emerged, contained gas cylinders and was on fire when they arrived.

At this stage, the man cannot be identified but he is believed to be from Melbourne's north-western suburbs.

"The attack is being treated as a terrorism incident", Morrison said.

Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews praised members of the public for stepping in.


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