Melbourne Bourke Road incident: one lifeless, two injured after stabbing – stay updates | Australia information


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Will Mitchell mentioned he was getting a haircut throughout the mall from Goal when individuals started operating previous screaming.

“The hairdresser goes run, run, run, run and so they run out of the store and shut the store,” he mentioned. “I went out to see what occurred and there was a automobile on hearth.

Street signs are seen during an incident on Bourke Street in Melbourne.

Road indicators are seen throughout an incident on Bourke Road in Melbourne. {Photograph}: James Ross/AAP

“I used to be throughout the street and the automobile was on the alternative facet of the street subsequent to Goal. I used to be simply throughout the street, the place the Starbucks espresso store was, and I felt the warmth from the automobile. All I noticed was commotion and other people operating in every single place. Then I simply stayed round and the police cordoned off the realm.”

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One confirmed lifeless

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It’s so eerie. The onlookers have been cleared away and solely media and police allowed to stay.

Bourke Street after it had been closed down.

Bourke Road after it had been closed down. {Photograph}: Melissa Davey for the Guardian

The loudspeakers within the metropolis for mass incidents are getting used and a warning message to keep away from the realm is blaring by means of the streets that are empty apart from emergency vehicles, police and a media scrum.

We’re ready for a press convention to start. It’s beginning to drizzle with rain.

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I‘ve simply spoken with Neil McKellar, who works in Hylands Bookshop on Bourke Road near the scene.

Emergency works are seen on Bourke street in Melbourne’s CBD.

Emergency works are seen on Bourke road in Melbourne’s CBD. {Photograph}: James Ross/AAP

McKellar spoke of listening to a loud explosion after which gunshots. He’s simply left his constructing and walked alongside Little Bourke Road close by. He mentioned the scene was restricted and police and emergency providers had been there in power.

The scene appeared to be underneath management.

“We heard the explosion, and we heard gunshots later,” McKellar mentioned. “We’re in an ex-cinema in Bourke Road. We heard it however we didn’t know what it was.”

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