A person stabbed a number of folks, killing one within the Australian metropolis of Melbourne Friday.
Australian police say they consider the assault in Melbourne, the nation’s second-largest metropolis is linked to terrorism.
The counter-terrorism command has taken a lead function within the investigation, authorities stated.
Victoria state police Commissioner Graham Ashton stated the suspect, now deceased, was initially from Somalia and was recognized to police.
Police opened hearth on the suspect as he was swinging a knife at two law enforcement officials within the downtown space of town, earlier than one officer shot him within the chest. He was transported to a hospital the place he later died.
Police had initially responded to a report on a burning automobile, however once they arrived on the scene discovered that individuals had been stabbed.
The suspect drove the automobile laden with gasoline cylinders on the identical road the place a deadly, however not terror-related incident occurred in January 2017 wherein a person plowed his automobile into pedestrians, killing six folks and wounding 30.