What we know so far

  • One person has died after a man drove a car into Melbourne’s Bourke Street and attempted to stab people in a terrorist attack.
  • The attacker was shot by police at the scene and died in hospital.
  • Police said he and his family members were known to counter-terrorism.
  • Two other men were injured and are in hospital, though their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
  • The attacker had “barbecue-style gas cylinders” inside the car and set it alight.
  • The man had a minor offending history of drug, theft and driving offences, and lived in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne. 
  • Police did not confirm reports that the attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar”.

    Source: The Guardian