Melbourne police shoot suspected "known wolf" terrorist during attack

Melbourne police shoot suspected

Australian police said on Saturday a man who fatally stabbed a person and injured two others in central Melbourne "held radicalised views" that prompted him to carry out the attack.

A vehicle was seen burning on the northern strip of Bourke Street near the Target store, and a man was shot by police after an alleged stabbing, according to the Age.

The suspect also tried to attack responding police but was shot by officers and later died of his injuries, Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton told reporters.

One of the stabbing victims was dead at the scene and two others were taken to a hospital.

Mr Ashton added: "From what we know of that individual we are treating this as a terrorism incident", adding that the police counter-terrorism command was working on the case as well as homicide detectives.

Police who were in the area arrived promptly on the scene after reports of the burning vehicle.

"He was the closest person to the offender", a detective said.

Initial police investigations into Friday's Melbourne terror attack show the offender, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, failed to complete his proposed mission.

-- 9:35 p.m. Australian police say a pickup truck that caught fire in the country's second-largest city contained several barbeque gas cylinders and was part of an apparent terrorist attack.

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However, the exact reason for the stabbing and burning of the auto has not been ascertained as of yet.

Police said the Muslim brothers were from a Somalian family that moved to Australia in the 1990s. Police are asking for members of the public to avoid the area.

Footage circulating on social media shows a vehicle, which appears to have crashed into shop fronts, on fire. He was taken into custody in a critical condition.

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

We're live with Superintendent David Clayton following an incident on Bourke Street in the CBD this afternoon.

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

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews led the online praise of the officers and the passers-by who "came to the aid of complete strangers". The attacker was detained after police shot him in the chest.

Fully engulfed. Multiple loud bangs."This incident in Bourke Street comes on the second day of the highly-publicised murder trial of James Gargasoulas, who allegedly drove through Bourke Street Mall on January 20, 2017, killing six people and injuring 27 others".

One of them has succumbed to injuries, police said.

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