Attacker shot after multiple stabbings in Melbourne

World | 9 Nov 2018 2:58 pm

Video has emerged of a man lunging at police with what appears to be a knife before being shot in Mebourne, Australia.

A car was set on fire and a number of people were stabbed this afternoon before the knife-wielding man was shot by police. Police say the exact circumstances have not yet been determined, news.com.au reports.

In a statement, Victoria Police said a man was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital in critical condition. He is under police guard.

"A small number of people are being treated for stab wounds,” the statement said.

Ambulance Victoria said it assessed three people at the scene and one person was taken to hospital with neck injury, they are in a suspected critical condition.

A second person was taken to hospital with a head injury, their condition is not yet known.

A third person was also taken to hospital, their condition and injuries are unknown.

Footage on social media shows a blue ute up in flames and a man dressed in a black tunic and white pants menacing police with what appears to be a knife. Another bystander tries to stop the man by rolling a shopping trolley in his path.

Police have confirmed they responded to reports of a car on fire near the corner of Swanston St about 4.20pm.

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