Police say treating Melbourne stabbing as a terror attack

Policemen block members of the public from walking towards the Bourke Street mall in central Melbourne Australia on Nov 9 2018

The cylinders did not explode and the fire was put out in 10 minutes, by which point the attack was over, though not before one man was fatally stabbed. "He was radicalized", the acting deputy commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, Ian McCartney, told reports in the city.

Witnesses then described that the police attempted to disarm the man with the help of two witnesses as the suspect kept lunging at them. One of the officers raises his weapon, a shot is heard and the man falls to the ground clutching his chest. The two other victims remain in hospital.

Ashton didn't give the Somali attacker's name, but said the man had "family associations that are well known to us".

After putting out the fire in the auto, authorities found what Ashton described as "barbecue-style" bottles of gasoline inside the vehicle, which prompted authorities to call the bomb response unit to the scene.

The Victoria Police took to Twitter to update on the situation.

However, blowhard ISIS propagandists frequently claim responsibility for attacks they have nothing to do with.

He said security for large upcoming public events, including commemorations for Remembrance Day on Sunday, would be reassessed and possibly boosted. Sunday marks 100 years since the armistice was signed that marked the end of World War One.

The police chief said the suspect came to Australia from Somalia in the 1990s and was known to police.

"Certainly he was acting in the spur of the moment and looking to support the police... there was a number of people that did that and we are always grateful when the community are supporting our police members", he added. "We're saying it was more from an inspiration perspective", McCartney said.

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A staunch USA ally, Australia has been on alert for such violence after a Sydney cafe siege in 2014, and its intelligence agencies have stepped up scrutiny, though there was no warning of the latest attack.

The full extent of the Bourke Street jihadi Hassan Khalif Shire Ali's botched attack in the heart of Melbourne has been revealed.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said Australians will "never be intimidated by these appalling attacks".

Graphic footage of the incident was captured by passersby and shared on social media. The attacker was detained after police shot him in the chest.

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews posted an update on the situation himself, urging people to "please avoid the area and always follow the instructions of emergency services personnel".

In a statement police said a man was arrested at the scene and has been taken to hospital in critical condition.

Islamic State said one of its fighters carried out the knife attack.

Yesterday's attack was a double blow for the city as it coincides with an ongoing murder trial of 28-year-old James Gargasoulas, accused of ploughing his vehicle into crowds in the same area in 2017, killing six people.

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