Two people have been arrested after a car plowed into a crowd of Christmas shoppers in Melbourne, Australia in what police are calling a “deliberate act.”
Australian police have arrested two people after a car drove into a crowd in Melbourne.
The car “collided with a number of pedestrians” on Flinders Street, a busy junction in the center of the city, said Victoria Police.
Fourteen people have been injured, with several in a critical condition.
Police have said it was a deliberate act but said it was too early to say whether it was terrorist-related.
The driver and another man have been detained.
“The motivations are unknown,” police commander Russell Barrett told the press.
Media conference regarding the Flinders Street incident with Commander Russell Barrett. pic.twitter.com/j7zx0V5fYQ
— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) December 21, 2017
【Emergency！A number of pedestrians hit by a white SUV in Melbourne CBD and 15 people got hurt!】Up to 15 people have been injured after pedestrians were hit by an SUV on the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth streets in Melbourne’s CBD, which including a preschool child. We call for that every Chinese who is near from city needs to take care, in case of the secondary damage!
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