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09 Nov 2018 | 08:36 AM UTC

Australia: Knife attack in Melbourne kills one November 9

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Residual disruptions in downtown Melbourne following a fatal knife attack on November 9

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/10/2018, 11:59 PM (Australia/Melbourne). COUNTRY/REGION Melbourne

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A knife attack took place in downtown Melbourne, on Bourke Street, at around 16:20 (local time) on Friday, November 9. One person was fatally stabbed while two others were injured; the attacker was subsequently shot by the police and taken to the hospital. Police were initially on the scene to respond to a vehicle set on fire when they began to be threatened by the knife-wielding individual. The Central Business District area has been cordoned off by the authorities, causing related disruptions. At this stage, the attack is not thought to be related to terrorism; investigations are underway.


Individuals in Melbourne should monitor developments and avoid the Bourke Street area until the situation normalizes.


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