A man is in a critical condition after he attempted to attack police on Bourke Street in Melbourne this afternoon. Police shot the male in the chest and he is now in a critical condition under guard in hospital.
A police spokesman later said that authorities are not looking for any other offender, adding that the investigation is at the "very early stage", and that there is "no known link to terrorism" so far.
Addressing the media, Superintendent David Clayton said that the man who attacked the people was shot in the chest and he is now critically injured.
"Three victims have been located, two appear to have been stabbed to the upper body, the third has died at the scene", Victoria Police said in a statement. The condition of the surviving pair is unknown.More news: Trump administration says migrants who cross border illegally can't claim asylum
Footage has emerged showing the suspect being restrained by two men, at least one of whom is a police officer.
The area has been cordoned off and people have been asked to avoid the area.
About 4.31pm, police send out a media alert asking the public to avoid the Bourke Street area.
Police say it is yet to be determined if the incident is terror-related.More news: Judge loses reelection, so he sets all the defendants free
"Police are aware of an incident in the vicinity of Bourke Street", Victoria Police have said in a statement.
Twitter user Meegan May wrote: "Guy seems to have set his vehicle on fire, then attacked police with a knife". Police response was swift and overwhelming.
Police confirmed the man was shot and is in a critical condition. Fully engulfed. Multiple loud bangs."This incident in Bourke Street comes on the second day of the highly-publicised murder trial of James Gargasoulas, who allegedly drove through Bourke Street Mall on January 20, 2017, killing six people and injuring 27 others".More news: New Acting Attorney General is a GOP Loyalist from Iowa