Four people have been injured, including the attacker, after a man crashed a car into Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall and attempted to stab people.
The man was arrested by police and taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Witnesses say he drove a ute into the Target centre at around 4.20pm. As the car went up in flames he attempted to stab people and fought with police and bystanders.
One person has been taken to hospital with a neck injury in a suspected critical condition. Two others were also injured, but their condition is not yet known.
The suspected attacker was arrested at the scene and is under police guard in hospital. Police say they are not looking for anyone else at this stage.
People have been urged to stay away from Bourke St, Swanston St and the Melbourne CBD.