Man Shot by Police After Knife Attack and Car Explosion in Melbourne

A man waving a knife was shot by police on Melbourne’s Bourke Street on Friday, November 9, shortly after a car explosion prompted police to lock down the street.

Victoria Police issued a statement saying a man was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital under police guard in a critical condition. They said a small number of people were being treated for stab wounds.

Police officers were initially responded to reports of a car fire. Footage shared on social media shows a man charging at two police officers with the burning car in the background. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful