‘It was a deliberate act’: Police arrest two men after they ‘drove a car into Christmas rush hour crowds’

From BBC – The man who deliberately drove a car into a crowd in Melbourne is a drug user with mental health issues but no known terrorism links, police say.

The Australian citizen of Afghan descent was taken into custody after a struggle at the scene of the incident.

More than a dozen pedestrians, including a toddler, have been injured with two fighting for life in hospital after a car ‘deliberately’ ploughed into rush hour crowds in the heart of Melbourne.

A white Suzuki SUV with p-plates crashed into a large group of commuters and shoppers at the corner of Melbourne’s busy Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street at 4.41pm on Thursday.

The crash injured 19 people, two in a critical condition while a pre-school aged child has been left with serious head injuries but is in a stable condition.


One of two Muslims arrested