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Fri Jan 20, 2017, 12:37 AM

Car ploughs into pedestrians in Melbourne, police say

Source: BBC

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 happened at the Bourke St Mall, a busy shopping area, just before 14:00 (03:00 GMT).

Mr Bateson told reporters that police believe the driver "deliberately drove into the crowd".



Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38685972



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Warpy Jan 2017 OP
LittleGirl Jan 2017 #1
Violet_Crumble Jan 2017 #2
LittleGirl Jan 2017 #5
canetoad Jan 2017 #3
applegrove Jan 2017 #4
Abouttime Jan 2017 #6
Warpy Jan 2017 #7

Response to Warpy (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 12:58 AM

1. Not much more info at link

l guess this is what the new terrorism method is, running people down with vehicles?

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:04 AM

2. There's updates at this link

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/live-pedestrians-hit-gunshots-heard-in-melbourne-cbd-20170120-gtvf3x.html

It wasn't terrorism, it was some drug-fucked bogan who stabbed someone earlier today and was in the city doing burnouts before he did this....

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 04:40 AM

5. just awful. eom

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:27 AM

3. Sounds about right VC

Police Statement issued:

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident that took place in the Melbourne CBD this afternoon.

It is believed police were in pursuit of a vehicle in the CBD when the vehicle deliberately struck a number of pedestrians in the vicinity of Bourke and Queens Streets at approximately 1.30pm.

Police shot the man who was the sole occupant of the vehicle and he received bullet wounds.
He was taken into custody where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The incident is not terrorism related.


Police understand the incident is linked to a stabbing that took place in Windsor early this morning (20 January) involving parties known to one another. Following this incident, it is alleged the same man took a woman, who is known to him, hostage in his car. She managed to escape from the car on the Bolte Bridge earlier today.

Three people have been confirmed deceased with more than 20 people injured. The deceased are yet to be formally identified however police can confirm one of the deceased is a young child.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:43 AM

4. ****!

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:34 AM

6. Prayers for the dead and injured

 

At least this tragedy cannot be blamed on so called Islamic terrorism.

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Response to Abouttime (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 03:42 PM

7. That's a relief, especially to Muslims around the world

This guy was just wigged out on gawd knows what drug and angry at the whole world.

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