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1 dead in Melbourne stabbing attack, attacker injured in police firing

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Melbourne, Nov 9: Four people have been injured, including the attacker, after a man crashed a car into Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall and attempted to stab people.

1 dead in Melbourne stabbing attack, attacker injured in police firing

The man was arrested by police and taken to hospital in a critical condition.

According to Australian media, the attacker is in a critical condition after being shot in the chest by police, who say they are keeping an open mind on whether the incident is terrorism-related.

Police have said that officers were confronted by a man when they went to a car fire just after 4pm in Bourke Street. The man assaulted police and then fled on foot.

Police chased the man who then lunged at them with a knife. Police then shot the man who remains in hospital with serious injuries and under police guard.

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