Melbourne stabbings being treated as terror attack by Australian police

The dramatic scene was captured by Twitter user @chrismacheras

One person has been stabbed to death while two other victims remain in hospital after a knife-wielding man went on a rampage on a busy Melbourne street.

A fire then started in the vehicle, according to Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton, who spoke during a news conference.

Mr Hair said two civilians became involved as well as two police, trying to stop the man from his attack.

Australians are loving the man who stopped the Bourke Street attacker in Melbourne using only a shopping cart.

Two officers got out of the vehicle and attempted to engage him.

The suspect was was hospitalized in critical condition. One of the officers raises his weapon, a shot is heard and the man falls to the ground clutching his chest.

The man emerged from a auto which then burst into flames, bringing central Melbourne to a standstill Friday afternoon.

"At the same time passers-by were calling out that members of the public had been stabbed", Superintendent Clayton said.

While police initially believed the incident wasn't terror related, the Herald Sun has since reported the man was known to ASIO.

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Major disruptions are expected in the CBD on Friday evening, as details of a major incident in Bourke Street emerge.

Another dramatic video shows two presumably plain-clothes police officers arresting the attacker after he was shot.

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

One person was killed and two others wounded. Though the erratic gunman demanded that police deliver him a Daesh flag at the outset of the crisis, there was no evidence he had established contact with the militant group.

Ashton said the three victims, all men, and the suspect were transported to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. The attacker was shot by the police after setting a truck filled with gas cylinders on fire and is now in critical condition in the hospital.

The suspect has been "known to police mainly in respect to relatives he has that are certainly persons of interest to us", Ashton said.

One of them has succumbed to injuries, police said.

However, the police has clearly refuted any links of terrorism with the incident.

More than 100 police swarmed on the area.

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