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Australia: Police cordon off area of Melbourne knife attack 02:12

Australia: Police cordon off area of Melbourne knife attack

Australia, Melbourne
November 9, 2018 at 14:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Melbourne police cordoned off sections of Bourke Street and Swanston Street following a knife attack which left one dead and two injured on Friday.

Footage shows police and forensic agents surveilling the scene of the attack.

"The whole street is still blocked," one Melbourne resident said.

The suspect was reportedly shot as he tried to attack two police officers after he had stabbed three people in Melbourne's Bourke Street, and later died of his wounds in hospital. One of the stabbing victims reportedly died at the scene.

Witnesses said they heard an explosion and saw a car catch fire in front of Bourke Street's Target Centre shopping mall at about 16:20 local time (07:20 GMT).

On January 2017 six people were killed and at least 30 injured after a car was driven into pedestrians on Bourke Street.

Australia: Police cordon off area of Melbourne knife attack 02:12
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Melbourne police cordoned off sections of Bourke Street and Swanston Street following a knife attack which left one dead and two injured on Friday.

Footage shows police and forensic agents surveilling the scene of the attack.

"The whole street is still blocked," one Melbourne resident said.

The suspect was reportedly shot as he tried to attack two police officers after he had stabbed three people in Melbourne's Bourke Street, and later died of his wounds in hospital. One of the stabbing victims reportedly died at the scene.

Witnesses said they heard an explosion and saw a car catch fire in front of Bourke Street's Target Centre shopping mall at about 16:20 local time (07:20 GMT).

On January 2017 six people were killed and at least 30 injured after a car was driven into pedestrians on Bourke Street.

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