(UDHAYAM, MELBOURNE) – Three people have died and up to 20 are injured after a car deliberately struck pedestrians in central Melbourne, police say.
A man was arrested and “the situation is now contained”, police said.
The incident was not believed to be terror-related, said Victoria Police Acting Commissioner Stuart Bateson.
The incident happened at the Bourke St Mall, a busy shopping area.
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Mr Bateson told reporters that police believe the driver “deliberately drove into the crowd”.
Footage broadcast on Australian media showed a maroon car driving erratically in circles in front of nearby Flinders Street railway station.
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