Melbourne attack: Man arrested after fire and stabbings

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Victoria Police is treating a stabbing attack in Bourke Street, Melbourne, that killed one man and injured two as a terrorist attack.

Witnesses then described that the police attempted to disarm the man with the help of two witnesses as the suspect kept lunging at them.

"Police shot the male in the chest and he is now in a critical condition under guard in hospital", Superintendent David Clayton told media.

"Three people have been stabbed, unfortunately one is deceased at the scene, two other victims are now in hospital", police Superintendent David Clayton told reporters at the scene.

"From what we know we are treating this as a terrorism incident", he said at a press conference.

Warning sirens sounded after the attack and police sealed off the downtown area, usually busy with shoppers and diners on a Friday evening. One witness said a man was stabbed in the face.

He stabbed three people before being confronted by armed officers who eventually shot him in the chest.

Two survivors were rushed to hospital for treatment - one in a suspected critical condition.

The man arrived in Australia from Somalia in the mid-1990s, according to the police, who were reluctant to reveal further identifying information.

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However, the police has clearly refuted any links of terrorism with the incident.

Officers said they were initially called to a vehicle fire around 4:20pm (AEDT). They were immediately attacked by the suspect wielding his knife.

"At the same time passers-by were calling out that members of the public had been stabbed", he added.

"He's known to police mainly in respect to relatives that he has which certainly are persons of interest to us, and he's someone that accordingly is know to both Victorian police and the Federal intelligence authorities", he said.

The two others, aged 26 and 58, were in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"This is an evil and terrifying thing that happened in our city and state today, and we condemn it", he said.

"There was a massive flame and bang, just smoke and lots of people", witness Shelley Reid told CNN affiliate Nine News.

This image made from video shows police on street corner after a shooting in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

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