MEL­BOURNE STAB­BING LINKED TO TER­ROR­ISM: AUS­TRALIAN PO­LICE

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - - World -

MEL­BOURNE : A knife-wield­ing man stabbed two peo­ple, one fa­tally, in Aus­tralia’s sec­ond-largest city on Fri­day in an at­tack likely linked to ter­ror­ism, po­lice said. The at­tack dur­ing the af­ter­noon rush hour brought cen­tral Mel­bourne to a stand­still. Po­lice said the man got out of a ve­hi­cle, which then caught fire, and at­tacked three by­standers with a knife be­fore be­ing shot by po­lice. The sus­pect died later at a hos­pi­tal. One of the vic­tims also died and the two oth­ers were hos­pi­talised. Vic­to­ria state po­lice Com­mis­sioner Graham Ash­ton said the sus­pect, who was orig­i­nally from So­ma­lia, was known to po­lice and the in­ci­dent is be­ing treated as ter­ror­ism.

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