A car ramming incident occured in central Melbourne on Thursday, December 21. According to police sources, the car ramming occured on Flinders Street station between Elizabeth and Swanston streets, where a vehicle has collided with a number of pedestrians. At least 19 people have been injured. The city center has been shut down and police forces have arrested the driver of the car. It remains unclear if the incident was criminal in nature or an act of terrorism; the authorities are investigating the incident. An increased police presence and traffic disruption are likely around the city center.
Individuals in Melbourne are advised to remain vigilant and report and suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities.