Videos of Melbourne Car Assaulter Show Erratic Behavior Before Driving Through Crowd
A car being driven in an erratic fashion killed at least 3 people and injured another 20 in Melbourne, Australia.
The key info:
- three dead
- 20 injured (including four taken to Royal Children’s Hospital)
- one arrested
- a car ran down multiple passengers along Bourke Street in the CBD.
- police say the attack was not terror-related
- the attack appears to be linked to a stabbing in Windsor in the early hours of this morning
Prior to the vehicular assault, the car was spotted by multiple witnesses doing circles in a busy intersection:
Later, store video cameras catch pedestrians running into the store for cover as the driver tries to run them over.
While the motive is not clear, local authorities are claiming that terrorism is not suspected:
Victoria Police can confirm today's Melbourne CBD incident is not a terrorist incident. To clarify, the term CT stands for Counter Terrorism
— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) January 20, 2017
Some witnesses are giving accounts that do not seem to support the Victoria Police Department’s assertion.
"There was a man hanging out of the window screaming" – teen describes driver as thin, dark hair, appeared Middle Eastern. @theheraldsun pic.twitter.com/Y6JWW3djp1
— Andrea Hamblin (@AndieHamblin) January 20, 2017