By Kyle James  |  11-09-2018   News
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Since the Goldwater first reported on a knife attack in Melbourne, Australia, the attacker has been identified as a Somali-born terrorist. The terrorist crashed a car on Melbourne's Bourke Street and set it on fire. He then went on a rampage stabbing four men, one of them fatally.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WARNING: disturbing images. Police have shot a man after a car explosion in Melbourne&#39;s Bourke st. Witnesses say he was wielding a knife- others have been injured. More to come <a href="https://twitter.com/10NewsFirstPER?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@10NewsFirstPER</a> <a href="https://t.co/ehMJOEIwKl">pic.twitter.com/ehMJOEIwKl</a></p>&mdash; Dougal Wallace (@DougalWallace) <a href="https://twitter.com/DougalWallace/status/1060781403258777605?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The attack is being described as a lone wolf attack, and witnesses reported hearing the man scream "Allahu akbar" while he carried out the killing. The Somali is also known to counter-terrorism agencies and was taken to a hospital in critical condition after sustaining injuries from the police but he did not survive.

Officers fired rounds into the man's chest after his Holden Rodeo loaded with gas cans hit pedestrians and hopped the curb before exploding. Bystanders shot several videos of the attack which lasted over a minute. One video shows the crazed terrorist charging at two police officers and punching through a vehicle window before pulling out a knife.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">‼‍♂️ +++Break+++ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Australia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Australia</a>: Terrorist attack hits <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Melbourne?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Melbourne</a>! Knife swinging Muslim terrorist lights his car, stabs three pedestrians, one was killed. Police shoot and neutralize while the attacker shouts &quot;Allahu Akbar&quot;! <a href="https://t.co/bxjSbojb9R">pic.twitter.com/bxjSbojb9R</a></p>&mdash; Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) <a href="https://twitter.com/OnlineMagazin/status/1060807405334745088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Victoria Police announced the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack and the country's Premier Daniel Andrews said the attack was "an evil and terrifying thing that's happened in our state." After lunging at officers with a knife, he then chased them around a tree as they tried to avoid his blows and talk the man into surrendering.

One brave bystander even tried coming to their rescue with a shopping cart while officers retreated to the other side of the road. The attacker had a large beard and a shaved head and bystanders called for police to shoot him. The police took far too long to respond and many more lives could have been lost. Thankfully, he was not able to stab and kill more officers and civilians before he was finally shot.

The Australian Secret Intelligence Organisation is aware of the man and his possible links to terror plotters and extremist elements. His connections to the North African community in Australia are being investigated. The suspects family are also known to police. Victoria Police commissioner Graham Ashton said the man moved to Australia from Somalia in the 1990s and has a record of "minor" offenses for "cannabis use, theft and driving offenses".

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Different angle of Terrorist attack in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bourke?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bourke</a> Street, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Melbourne?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Melbourne</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Australia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Australia</a> <a href="https://t.co/skbAw9TD4r">pic.twitter.com/skbAw9TD4r</a></p>&mdash; Madasu Suresh (@msureshuh) <a href="https://twitter.com/msureshuh/status/1060807080368463872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Victoria Police say officers were responding to reports of a car fire before they were aware of the man and his deadly intentions. Superintendent David Clayton said, "Officers were confronted by a male brandishing a knife and threatening them. The exact circumstances are yet to be determined at this stage. The area has been cordoned off and the public are urged to avoid the area."

Investigators also said they do not believe that anyone else was involved in the attack and they are not pursuing any further suspects at this time. The terrorist was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital in critical condition from a chest wound but he died shortly after arriving. One of the victims has a head injury, and at least one security guard was also injured.

One witness told the Herald Sun, "People were trying to help victims because he was just knifing at random. The security (guard) from building next door was also stabbed, but I saw he was sitting up so we know he survived." Those who witnessed the attack described it as a chaotic scene with injured people lying on the ground and police everywhere. "Police response was swift and overwhelming. I heard at least one gunshot initially," another witness said.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A man with a knife has been gunned down by police in Melbourne after a car crashed and burst into flames on Bourke Street. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Melbourne?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Melbourne</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/7News?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#7News</a> <a href="https://t.co/DugYGFcsoD">pic.twitter.com/DugYGFcsoD</a></p>&mdash; 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) <a href="https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/1060775462836695042?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp offered praise for the emergency responders who intervened in the attack. She also thanked the city for coming together in support of one another. "Melburnians should be reassured by the rapid response from Victoria Police and emergency services who worked quickly, bravely and effectively to minimize harm to the public and contain the situation."

"I'm proud of the way our community responded respectfully to police instructions at the scene," Capp continued. "I know many of us will feel the impact of these terrible events and it's important at these times that we pull together as a community and support one another."

Just last year, another horrifying rampage took place in Bourke St in January where James Gargasoulas is accused of crashing into pedestrians intentionally, killing six and injuring another 27.

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Video from the moment of the Somali terrorists arrest:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Terroristattack?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Terroristattack</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Melbourne?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Melbourne</a> Bourke St. <a href="https://t.co/deFObMBy84">pic.twitter.com/deFObMBy84</a></p>&mdash; Abraham Ekris (@AbrahamEkris) <a href="https://twitter.com/AbrahamEkris/status/1060789720286969858?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6370669/Car-smashes-Melbournes-Bourke-Street-Mall-bursts-flames.html

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Richard No. 41717 1541764842

Look Janet look

See the wonderful diversity

tab No. 41720 1541767302

what's disturbing about that video of the savage being shot? it was a thing of beauty. the cops here in the USA would have shot him long before these Aussie cops did.

tab No. 41723 1541768097

by NOT immediately shooting the savage, the idiot cops took unnecessary risks and further endangered the public.

Anonymous No. 41726 1541769501

That piece of trash should have been shot as soon as the first officer arrived.

Bark bark No. 41752 1541782479

But, but, but all immigrants are good kind people, just looking for a better life.

BTW "Allahu akbar" means I love you & want you to meet God.

If all this sounds reasonable to you… I have a fabulous bridge from London to sell you.. It`s currently in Lake Havasu Arizona. So the price will be cheaper for US residents!

Woot No. 41722 1541815145
Funny how they disarmed the citizens of all of these countries, at the demand of Muslims, in the EU, before they brought the invaders in. Same reason they want to grab them here. They want people to be unable to defend themselves.
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