‘HEROES’ TRIED TO STOP HIM
HEROIC Melburnians used a shopping trolley, a chair and the base of a traffic cone to confront a knife-wielding attacker who had just stabbed three people.
Risking their lives, the passers-by leapt into action to help police who were trying to disarm the man in Bourke Street yesterday afternoon, witness footage shows.
A man wearing a black shirt pushes a shopping trolley at the attacker forcing him to retreat to the other side of the road as police follow him.
He then follows him across the street and pushes the trolley at him again.
A second man wearing a navy suit jacket and black pants then confronts the man with a chair raised above his head. And a third man, wearing a red-checked shirt, comes in from another direction carrying the base of a traffic cone as a police officer fires one shot in the man’s chest, causing him to fall to the ground.
The man carrying the traffic cone said the attacker, who was dressed in flowing robes, had “crazy eyes”.