Trol­ley man’s brav­ery praised

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A man with a shop­ping trol­ley has been praised for rush­ing to­wards dan­ger in a bid to sub­due the knifewield­ing at­tacker who had just stabbed three peo­ple in Mel­bourne.

Video footage shows the dra­matic mo­ment the at­tacker lunges at two re­spond­ing po­lice of­fi­cers with the knife. At the same time, a mem­ber of the pub­lic rushes at the at­tacker with a shop­ping trol­ley, briefly slow­ing him down and fall­ing in the process.

Mean­while, an­other by­stander closes in while hold­ing a chair grabbed from a nearby eatery.

The first man then springs back into ac­tion, charg­ing to­wards the at­tacker for a sec­ond time, shov­ing the trol­ley in his di­rec­tion as po­lice open fire.

The snap-de­ci­sion ac­tions of the trol­ley man, whose iden­tity is un­known, have been praised on so­cial me­dia.

“To­tal re­spect to the shop­ping trol­ley hero try­ing to take down a mad knife man with noth­ing but a metal bas­ket on not very good wheels,” Paul Cochrane tweeted.

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