The knifeman then attacked three people, with one of them dead.
He said: "Three people have been stabbed, unfortunately one of them is deceased at the scene". The condition of the surviving pair is unknown.
According to them, the police initially responded to a report of a auto on fire near the corner of Swanston Street about 4.20 pm (10.50 am IST).
The man then follows the attacker as he continues down the street with police around him, once again pushing his trolley towards the group.
- mike yang (@fayfayang) November 9, 2018Different angle of the Bourke St attacker being shot by police.
"A man was arrested at the scene and has been taken to hospital under police guard in a critical condition". At a press conference, a police spokesperson said there are no links to terrorism at this stage.
"This is Victoria Police, please evacuate the area". The journalist also said an emergency speaker system was warning people to avoid the area.
Officers said they "are not looking for anyone further at this early stage".
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