One man is under arrest after setting fire to a car and stabbing three people – one fatally – in central Melbourne, Australia.
Video shows the man attempting to slash police officers with a large knife before falling to the ground.
The incident began after the attacker drove his utility vehicle loaded with gas cylinders into a pedestrian as it mounted the kerb and burst into flames around 4.20pm on Friday afternoon.
The man again attempted to stab and slash at the officers several times before one policeman unsuccessfully tried to taser him.
The street where the car caught fire was the scene in January 2017 of a fatal incident in which a man drove his car at pedestrians at high speed, killing six people and wounding about 30.
— Abraham Ekris (@AbrahamEkris) November 9, 2018
.@VictoriaPolice on the Bourke Street incident: We are treating this as a terrorism incident. He is known to police mainly in respect to relatives he has that are certainly persons of interest to us.
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) November 9, 2018