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One killed and two injured by knife-wielding man

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Friday, November 9, 2018 – 10:07am

Australian police have shot a man brandishing a knife after one person was stabbed to death and two more injured in a seemingly random rampage in central Melbourne today.

Witnesses reported seeing a car speeding past and narrowly missing a tram, before crashing outside a department store on Bourke Street at 4.20pm local time, reports ABC News. One bystander said the driver got out of the car and threw “something like a bomb” into the vehicle, which burst into flames.

He is then reported to have stabbed a pedestrian who approached him, before attacking other people nearby, seemingly at random.

Superintendent David Clayton told a news conference that police were called to the scene and were “confronted by a man brandishing a knife and threatening them”.

“At the same time, passers-by were calling out that members of the public had been stabbed,” Clayton said. “Police shot the male in the chest and he is now in a critical condition under guard in hospital.

“Three people have been stabbed, unfortunately one is deceased at the scene, two other victims are currently in hospital.”

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