Police say treating Melbourne stabbing as a terror attack

Cordon is in place around the burned out vehicle

One person was stabbed to death and two others wounded after they were attacked by a man in the centre of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday, police said.

Policemen stop members of the public from walking towards the Bourke Street mall in central Melbourne, Australia, November 9, 2018.

The militant "Islamic State" (IS) group claimed Friday's attack on the group's Amaq news website, saying that one of its fighters carried out the attack.

"I thought the vehicle was coming for us", Ms Krug said.

Witnesses called the stabbings "random", the ABC reports.

Dozens of disturbing images and videos from the incident have emerged on social media with the attack taking place in broad daylight.

The incident is being treated as terrorism, police said. "A fire was then started in that vehicle", he said, adding that the man subsequently got out of the vehicle and "engaged with some members of the public at that location".

In footage the man in a black t-shirt can be seen ramming the trolley in the direction of the attacker.

Videos and photos shared on Twitter showed a burning auto and police officers in an altercation with the man clad in black.

Samsung to announce new Exynos chipset on November 14th
The prototype displays that have been floating around for years will soon make it to actual consumer devices. And it has tough and entrenched competition in Siri, Google, Cortana, Alexa in other devices.

Americas pink wave: women win Congress record
Ayanna Pressley and Jahana Hayes became first black women to represent their states, MA and CT , in Congress. In fact, the number of white male candidates was the lowest it has been in the past four elections.

Cops: Teen killed mom after arguing over bad grade
He strangled her, thought she was dead, went to collect a wheelbarrow, but discovered she was still alive, according to Chitwood. WFTV reported that Ramos allegedly strangled his mother and they got into a fight over a "D" grade he received in school.

The attacker is in hospital in a critical condition and investigators have not released any information about his identity. The two people who sustained stab wounds are receiving medical treatment. One had with a neck injury.

It's also believed there were gas cyclinders in the auto that was set on fire.

The bomb response unit are also at the scene.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, without providing any evidence.

"We are treating this as a terrorism incident", he said.

The counter-terrorism command has taken a lead role in the investigation. There is no ongoing threat that we are aware of in relation to that individual.

The Friday incident took place blocks away from Flinders Street Railway Station, where a driver plowed into pedestrians a year ago, injuring 18. In December, a different driver in Melbourne drove into more people, injuring at least 19.

Victoris Premier Daniel Andrews described Friday's attack as "evil" but said the city would not be bowed.

"We extend our thoughts and prayers to all who are injured and extend our deepest, deepest sympathies".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsenal's Danny Welbeck suffers leg injury against Sporting
Nov 09, 2018 - 23:08
The severity of Danny Welbeck's ankle injury will feel more unkind as he is out of contract in just seven months' time .

Wildfire triggers evacuation order for Malibu
Nov 09, 2018 - 23:06
Early Friday morning, the wildfire jumped the 101 in Ventura County into Agoura Hills , closing a 4-mile stretch of the highway. Scott McLean said a couple of thousand structures were destroyed in the town about 180 miles northeast of San Francisco.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Six hurt in Fly Jamaica's emergency crash-landing in Guyana
Nov 09, 2018 - 23:06
The Minister confirmed that the Fly Jamaica flight crashed at the same point where a Caribbean Airlines flight crashed in 2011. None of the injuries are life-threatening. "They are all stable and are being looked at", he told reporters.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump goes off on Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming'
Nov 09, 2018 - 23:04
She also revealed how she underwent IVF in order to give birth to Malia, now 20 years old, and Sasha, now 17. Michelle also touches on the Access Hollywood tape of Trump claiming that Obama sexually assaults women.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Rebrands Files Go as Files by Google
Nov 09, 2018 - 23:01
Well, despite the announcement , there's no exact time given by Google as to when we will see the API working on Android devices. Google seems to have finally realized the obvious - Dark Mode can help with increased battery life.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump administration moves to restrict asylum claims by migrants
Nov 09, 2018 - 23:00
The Trump administration has announced that people who enter the United States illegally will no longer be able to claim asylum. Officials have turned away asylum seekers at border crossings because of overcrowding, telling them to return later.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions fired by Donald Trump
Nov 09, 2018 - 23:00
More alarmingly for Democrats, Mr Whitaker himself had outlined a specific way to stymie the Russian Federation probe. Graham at the time said: " Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mainers rally in Augusta to support Mueller probe after Sessions ouster
Nov 09, 2018 - 23:00
On Wednesday, Trump fired the attorney general, Jeff Sessions , and named Whitaker as his replacement at the justice department . The US President fired Sessions after he had been critical of him for failing to stop the Russian Federation investigation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top India's aims to sign pact with Iran this month
Nov 09, 2018 - 22:57
Tehran worries OPEC and non-OPEC countries such as Russian Federation will increase their production to fill the gap in response. The January futures for Brent on London's ICE Futures exchange at 12:21 in Kyiv fell by $0,84 (1,19%) to $69,81 per barrel.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man Fire Drives Through Camp Fire Flames in Northern California
Nov 09, 2018 - 22:56
The message I want to get out is: "If you can evacuate, you need to evacuate". "We're getting them on other vehicles with room". A combination of profoundly dry vegetation and heavy winds are contributing to the fire's explosive pattern.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mass shooting reported at bar in Thousand Oaks, California
Nov 08, 2018 - 11:41
Witnesses said a man fired several shots from a handgun before tossing smoke bombs into the crowded bar. According to the bar's website , a "College Country" night was going on at the time of the shooting.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dez Bryant lands one-year contract with surging New Orleans Saints
Nov 08, 2018 - 10:15
The Saints are scheduled to play the Cowboys in AT&T Stadium in primetime on Thursday night, November 29th in a Week 13 matchup. Ever since I got here, Dez was nothing but a help for me", Elliott said. "Really happy for him and that opportunity ", he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Colorado man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife, kids
Nov 08, 2018 - 08:48
Rourke said he described "extraordinary delays" in carrying out the death penalty in Colorado since Gov. Watts is accused of killing his pregnant wife and their daughters at their home north of Denver.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl
Nov 08, 2018 - 08:35
Gottlieb said the drug will carry a boxed warning and won't be available at drugstores for patients to take home. Drug overdose estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hit record highs the past two years.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Driver charged in toddler deaths in Brooklyn crosswalk kills herself
Nov 08, 2018 - 08:30
She returned in February when she was given medical clearance, according to a source familiar with the situation. Blumemstein, who is a Broadway actress, survived but her unborn baby died as a result of her injuries.