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Melbourne: several stabbed and man arrested in major Bourke Street incident - live updates

Police were called to an incident in the centre of Melbourne, where a car burst into flames and several people were attacked 6.19am GMT I’m told surrounding buildings are still in lockdown. Staff can’t leave and no-one can enter the area. The intersection lies within a busy shopping mall, so hundreds of tourists and onlookers have gathered. There are dozens of police cars, choppers overhead.Fire crews are at the scene and the ute fire has been extinguished. Crowds have gathered watching it all unfold behind police lines #BourkeSt @naamanzhou pic.twitter.com/QgRTQipHRP 6.13am GMT Victoria Police confirm a man has been arrested and people are being treated for stab wounds. The arrested man is in a critical condition. Police are currently at an incident on Bourke Street in the CBD. Police initially responded to a report of a car on fire near the corner of Swanston Street about 4.20pm. A man was arrested at the scene and has been taken to hospital under police guard in a critical condition. Police are not looking for anyone further at this early stage. Continue reading...

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