Australia-Melbourne/Stabbing Attack

Police identify Melbourne stabbing as terrorist attack

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Melbourne, Australia - Nov 9, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of police on street
2. Police vehicle
3. Various of police on street


Police identified the stabbing incident on Friday Afternoon in the Australian city of Melbourne as a terrorist attack.

The attacker died in hospital after he was shot and arrested by police.

The police revealed that the attacker was originally from Somalia and came to Australia in the 1990s, but did not reveal his name.

The police of the State of Victoria identified the attack as terrorist attack and said the attacker was known to police for taking marijuana, stealing and traffic violation.

According to the Victorian Police, police was called to reports of a car on fire on the Bourke Street. Upon reaching the vehicle, they were confronted by a man brandishing a knife and threatening them. Police shot the man in the chest and sent him to a hospital.

The attacker stabbed three. One died due to severe injury on the neck and the rest two are still in medical treatment.

Police closed some streets after the attack and advised the public to avoid the area.

  • ID : 8095394
  • Published : 2018-11-09 20:14
  • Last Modified : 2018-11-09 21:20:41
  • Location : Melbourne,Australia
  • Category : society
  • Duration : 0'53
  • Audio Language : Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 3
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