Melbourne Bourke Street attack: Man goes on stabbing rampage, torches car

November 9, 2018 7:02 AM

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Melbourne Bourke Street attack: Man goes on stabbing rampage, torches car

A MAN went on a stabbing rampage in Melbourne, Australia after setting his car on fire on Bourke Street in a horrific attack which left one person dead and two injured.

Melbourne resident Meegan May tweeted: “Chaos in Bourkest as a guy seems to have set his car on fire then attacking police with a knife.

Footage has emerged showing the suspect being restrained by two men, at least one of whom is a police officer.

Victoria Police released a statement saying: “Police are currently at an incident on Bourke Street in the CBD. Police initially responded to a report of a car on fire near the corner of Swanston Street about 4.20pm.

“A man was arrested at the scene and has been taken to hospital under police guard in a critical condition. Police are not looking for anyone further at this early stage.”

Guardian Australia’s Christopher Knaus spoke to Neil McKellar who said: “We heard the explosion, and we heard gunshots later.

One Twitter user posted: “I’m shaking. I was walking down Bourke Street and a car exploded.”

Also read: Twenty hurt as double-decker 'hits car, bus and bus shelter' in south London

Source: express.co.uk

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