3 Stabbed, 1 Dead In Australia In Incident Police Say Is Possible Terrorism

3 Stabbed, 1 Dead In Australia In Incident Police Say Is Possible Terrorism

Australia cops eye terrorism in stabbing rampage leaving 1 dead, 2 injured

A burnt out vehicle is seen on Bourke Street in Melbourne, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.  (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

A knife attack that left one dead and two others wounded Friday in Australia’s second-largest city in the middle of rush hour is linked to terrorism, police said.

Officers were confronted near the burning car by a man “brandishing a knife and threatening them” while passers-by called out that people had been stabbed, he said.

Video: Three stabbed, one dead in Melbourne

The standoff in Melbourne came after police responded to reports of a burning vehicle. Officers were confronted by a man “brandishing a knife and threatening them,” while passers-by alerted police that people had been stabbed, Victoria state police Superintendent David Clayton, said.

The suspect, who wasn’t immediately identified, was shot by police and later died at a hospital. Officers tried to “talk the suspect down” and used a Taser before shooting him, Sky News Australia reported.

Police said the man got out of a vehicle, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with a knife before being shot by police.

The man, who was originally from Somalia, was known to the police and the incident is being treated as terrorism, Victoria state police Commissioner Graham Ashton said.

Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews said the attack was “an evil and terrifying thing that has happened in our city and state today”.

It wasn’t clear whether the man deliberately set the vehicle on fire, Ashton said. There were gas canisters inside the vehicle, according to Sky News.

A knife-wielding man has stabbed two people, one fatally, in Melbourne in an attack believed to be linked to terrorism, police said.

Melbourne attack terror related say police

The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the attack through its propaganda wing, according to SITE Intelligence Group. However, terror organization didn't offer any evidence.

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Police say stabbing attack in Australia linked to terrorism

The two wounded stabbing victims were in the hospital. One had a head injury and the other suffered a neck injury, according to The Age. Their conditions weren’t made known.

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A man has killed one person and wounded two others in a knife rampage in Melbourne that police are treating as a terror attack.

Speaking at a news conference, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said that the suspect had “family associations that were well known” to police and that he was also known to Australias security agency.

The clip opens with a car bursting into flames while the suspect tries to attack a group of policemen, before one of them opens fire. A man wielding a shopping cart can be seen trying to help the police.

“We dont believe there is an ongoing threat at this stage, but certainly we are treating it as a terrorism incident.”

The 31-year-old attacker, who has not been identified, was originally from Somalia but lived in Melbournes northwest.

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IS Claims Responsibility for Australia Attack

Witnesses said the man had parked a vehicle on Bourke Street, a busy shopping area in Australias second-largest city, before it was seen in flames.

It is not yet clear whether he deliberately set the vehicle on fire but Mr Ashton said it had been laden with gas cylinders.

Exactly. I don't care who the attacker is. I don't want to know about him. I want to know about #trolleyman and the other man there at the time. I want to know about the victims. Tell us their story, not the story of that loser.

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

Earlier, Superintendent David Clayton had said that when police arrived, they were “confronted by a male brandishing a knife and threatening them”.

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

Hes an idiot. May have had good intentions but ppl need to stay out of the polices way to avoid making situation worse. In terms of worrying about the trolley man getting hurt too

Two members of the public came to the aid of police, one using a shopping trolley and another using a chair to try and stop the attacker.

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.

Sky News Australias Patrick Murrell said police had tried to “talk [the suspect] down and tried to use the Taser” before shooting him.

Islamic State has claimed the attack was carried out by one of its members, according to its propaganda agency Amaq. It provided no evidence, however.


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