One Killed, Two Others Injured In Knife Attack

One killed, while two others injured in a knife attack in Melbourne, Australia.

On Friday, a man stabbed and killed one in a knife attack at the city of Melbourne, Australia, the video went viral on Twitter, he was seen swinging a knife at two police officers, while a car burned in the background. Reuters reported.

Meanwhile, the man was later shot and wounded by one of the police, who shot him and he collapsed to the ground directly on his chest, the police have, however, said the attack is not believed to be terror-related.

“Three people have been stabbed, unfortunately, one of them is deceased at the scene,” David Clayton, police superintendent of Victoria state, told reporters.

“There is no known links to terrorism at this stage. We will keep an open mind as to whether there is any link.”

Clayton said police had arrived at Bourke Street, a busy shopping thoroughfare, in response to a car fire. As flames engulfed the vehicle, the man attacked them and they shot him in the struggle, he said.

The video showed chaotic scenes as bystanders scattered.

One man charged at the tall attacker with a shopping trolley just before police drew their weapons.

A witness who gave his name as Markel told Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio: “Bystanders were yelling out ‘just shoot him, just shoot him’.”

Warning sirens sounded after the attack and police sealed off the downtown area, usually busy with shoppers and diners on a Friday evening.

The bomb squad was deployed to assess the area and television footage showed police combing the street for evidence.

The body of a victim lay under a sheet on the street.

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