One Person Was Killed in a Stabbing Attack in Melbourne, Police Say

One dead after three stabbed in Bourke Street attack [videos]

The incident, which brought central Melbourne to a standstill in the late afternoon rush, came after police responded to reports of a burning vehicle.

"Police shot the male in a chest and he is now in critical condition under guard in hospital", Victorian police superintendent David Clayton told reporters.

A man has been shot by police after he stabbed three people and set a auto on fire in Melbourne's CBD, Victoria Police said at a press conference on November 9.

Clayton said there is no known link to terrorism, but stressed the investigation is still in its early stages.

It is understood the man stopped his vehicle on Bourke Street, not far from the Target store, and set it alight.

One of them has succumbed to injuries, police said. "A third person has also been taken to hospital".

This attack is being treated as a terrorism incident.

Police said they knew the identify of the suspect but declined to name him due to "operational reasons".

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Police said the man got out of a pickup truck, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with a knife.

Nearby police arrived shortly at the location and the man, wielding a knife, attempted to assault police officers.

Social media footage showed the attacker trying several times to stab one of the officers before a second officer drew his gun and a single shot was heard.

Another terrified witness, Ben, called the radio station to say he saw a white sheet covering a body in the middle of the sidewalk.

Police had been called to the auto at 4.20pm Friday, local time, by which time the man had already started attacking bystanders.

Sky News Australia's Patrick Murrell said police had tried to "talk [the suspect] down and tried to use the Taser" before shooting him.

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

Melbourne was also the scene of two fatal car-ramming incidents past year, but neither was linked by police to terrorism.

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