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One killed in multiple stabbing incident in Melbourne

Press Trust of India  |  Melbourne 

At least one person was killed and two others wounded in a stabbing incident in Melbourne's central business district, police said Friday.

One person was arrested and is in a critical condition after he was a shot by police as he lunged at officers with a knife at the busiest here.

Police initially responded to a report of a car on fire near the corner of Swanston Street about 4:20pm (local time), Police said in a statement.

A man, believed to be the driver, stabbed three people and was then shot by police.

"A man was arrested at the scene and has been taken to hospital under in a critical condition," it said.

Police are not looking for anyone further at this early stage.

Ambulance said paramedics had assessed three people at the scene.

One person has been taken to hospital with a neck injury in a suspected critical condition, one with a head injury and a third with unknown injuries.

One of them has succumbed to injuries, police said.

Police have also urged the public to avoid the Street after witnesses describe a car bursting into flames.

The area has been cordoned off, police said.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 13:00 IST