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1 dead in Melbourne knife attacks

November 09, 2018 13:27

At least one person has been killed and two others wounded in a rush hour stabbing incident in Melbourne's central business district, police said Friday.

The perpetrator was arrested and is in a critical condition after he was a shot by police as he lunged at officers with a knife at the busiest Bourke Street mall in the CBD.

Police initially responded to a report of a car on fire near the corner of Swanston Street about 4:20pm (local time), Victoria Police said in a statement.

A man, believed to be the driver, stabbed three people and was then shot by police. "A man was arrested at the scene and has been taken to hospital under police guard in a critical condition," it said. Police are not looking for anyone further at this early stage.  -- PTI

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