A baby is among four people who have been murdered after a Muslim terrorist rammed his car into pedestrians in Melbourne’s city centre during the lunchtime rush.
The maroon vehicle was seen doing burnouts outside Flinders Street Station before driving into crowds of shoppers on busy Bourke Street at about 1.30pm, injuring at least 25 people.
According to witnesses, the driver was screaming, “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar!”…
Police shot a 26-year-old Muslim terrorist before dragging him out of a car and arresting him. He was wearing nothing but red underwear when he was detained at the Elizabeth Street end of the mall.
The mangled wreckage of half a pram remains stuck on the bonnet of the car, while what appears to be the other half is further up the mall at a pedestrian crossing on William Street. The baby who was inside it is believed to have died at the scene.
‘A male deliberately drove into pedestrians in the Bourke Street mall, and we currently have three deceased and at least 20 injuries,’ police said.
They later updated the number of victims to 25 people. Of those 25, four are children.
Officers said the incident is believed to be linked to a stabbing of a man in Windsor, in Melbourne’s south east at 2am on Friday.
The Muslim terrorist was known to police for a string of family violence-related assaults and suffers mental health and drug-related issues, according to the Victorian Chief Commissioner Graham Asthon.
In a press conference Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said the 26-year-old offender had become known to police following multiple incidents.
‘He is not on our books as having any connection with terrorism and we’re not regarding this as a terrorism-related incident. What we do know of the person is there is an extensive family violence history involved,’ Chief Commissioner said.
‘He has come to our attention on many occasions in the past. We have mental health and drug-related issues in the background of this particular person. He has been coming to our attention more recently over recent days in relation to assaults, family violence-related assaults.’
The Commissioner said police had attempted to intercept a vehicle the offender was driving in the morning, but had to abandon the chase due to the erratic nature of the driving.