Sufferer, knifeman useless after terror assault

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MELBOURNE TERROR ATTACK

VICTIMS

– A man in his 60s died at the scene, while two other victims are in hospital after being stabbed in the upper body by a man shot dead by police

WHEN

– Police responded to reports of a vehicle on fire in Melbourne’s CBD about 4.10pm on Friday

WHERE

– The utility was found alight on the corner of Bourke and Swanston streets, a busy shopping area in the heart of the city

WHAT

– Officers were confronted by a man brandishing a knife and making threats. Passers-by told them three members of the public had been stabbed

– An officer shot the man who was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital under police guard, where he later died. He has been identified as someone known to police and who came to Australia from Somalia in the 1990s

RESPONSE

– Streets were cordoned off and people are asked to avoid the area until at least 8am on Saturday

– The bomb response unit attended to conduct safety checks on the vehicle

WHAT TO DO

– Witnesses are asked to attend Melbourne west Police Station on Spencer Street

– Those with footage or images are asked to upload them to https:vpupload.fotoware.com.au

– Anyone with information is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source: Victoria Police

© AAP 2018

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