Australia: One dead in Melbourne multiple stabbing attack

A police spokesman said that authorities are not looking for any other offender

A police spokesman said that authorities are not looking for any other offender

One person died and two others were injured after after being stabbed in Australia's Melbourne.

A man has been shot by police after lunging at two uniformed officers with a knife near a burning auto in Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall.

He has been arrested and taken to hospital in a critical condition, police said.

"There's no known link to terrorism at this stage", Clayton said.

Local media showed video footage of a man in a dark tunic slashing and stabbing wildly at two police officers as the vehicle burned, before being shot with a weapon.

He said: "Three people have been stabbed, unfortunately one of them is deceased at the scene".

"One person has been taken to hospital with a neck injury".

It's understood a third person has also been taken to hospital.

Police said they were not looking for anyone else in relation to the attack.

'The exact circumstances are yet to be determined at this stage.

Speaking at the scene, Superintendent David Clayton said: "Police quickly responded to the incident".

Police are urging people to avoid Swanston Street and Bourke Street.

There were large spots of what appears to be blood near the figure, as were a pair of men's black lace-up shoes.

"The police officers are OK". They said they heard screams and cries from the crowd before they were rushed from the area.

In more footage, a man is seen lunging at police before he is shot.

"Police are now at an incident on Bourke St in the CBD".

'Police response was swift and overwhelming.

"Then I heard a loud bang and someone said they could see someone doing chest compressions on someone as an ambulance started coming up the street as well".

The incident comes as a trial continues into the horrifying rampage in Bourke St in January a year ago.

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