A KNIFE-wielding man killed a person before he attacked the police after he set fire to a frightening attack in Melbourne today.
Police officers shot down the suspect who was being filmed while swinging a sword to officers in the middle of the city center.
The man set fire to a car before he attacked the police with a knife. In the horrifying images, the man is thrown at two policemen with the knife while a car is only a few meters away.
Heroic bystanders, including a man with a shopping cart, try to fend off the attacker.
The Victoria police said the suspect had been arrested on the spot and taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Three people were rushed to the hospital, while one of those victims suffered a neck injury and is probably in a critical condition, News.com.au reports.
9News The crazy killer attacks Melbourne with a knife. Nice picture & # 39; s – Getty A corpse on the site of the knife disaster in the center of Melbourne. Getty Images – Getty The car that set the attacker on fire is seen in Melbourne in the center of the city. The incident is being investigated by the police for counterterrorism.
In front of reporters, inspector David Clayton said: "The bomb response unit has shut down the area.
"The police are not looking for other perpetrators at this stage.
"The research is under way at this stage and we are keeping ourselves open.
"There is currently no link to terrorism known, we will remain open.
"It is very early at this stage of the investigation, the policemen are OK"
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