Three stabbed in Australia terror attack

Three stabbed in Australia terror attack

A man has stabbed three people in the Australian city of Melbourne, killing one, before being shot and wounded by police, who said the attack was not believed to be terror-related.

 Australian police on Friday said a Somali man who stabbed three people in the city ofMelbourne on Friday drove a car laden with gas cylinders which caught fire and that they are treating the attack as terrorism.

The man stabbed three people, killing one, before he was shot by police. He later died in hospital, Victoria Police Commissioner Graham Ashton told reporters.

"We don't believe there is an ongoing threat at this stage, but certainly we are treating it as a terrorism incident," Ashton said. He declined to identify the attacker, but said he was Somali with "family associations that are well known to us".

Ashton added that security arrangements at Remembrance Day memorials and other public events scheduled over the weekend will be reassessed and it was likely police numbers there boosted.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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