BREAKING: Terror in Melbourne, CBD in Lockdown

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5:25PM Police press conference underway, police have confirmed that the perpetrator of this attack was involved in a police pursuit earlier this morning, which needed to be stopped due to concerns that pursuing the driver was a danger to the public.  The perpetrator also has a history of violence, mental health issues and drug usage, he was charged last weekend with assault charges

5:04PM At least six people are listed in a critical condition in Melbourne hospitals, with two in a serious condition 

4:04PM Baby among the dead. Death count still rests at 3

3:42PM The driver is also being linked to an earlier stabbing in the South Metro region

3.30PM 3 dead, 20 injured. Hospitals on Code Red

3:20PM Street Performer Jordan Doust told the Herald Sun “It was a deliberate attempt – there is no doubt about it”

3:19PM The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne are asking all parents with less urgent conditions to see a GP due to emergency victims being transported there

3:16PM First image of the driver


3:06PM The Royal Children’s Hospital has confirmed its treating four patients

3:02PM CTV footage of the car speeding on the footpath CTV Footage

2:56PM An Italian tourist has told Herald Sun reporters that the driver was Arabic looking and screaming “Allah Akbar” whilst doing burnouts

2:54PM Footage has emerged of the car doing burnouts prior to mowing down innocent people Footage of Driver

2:47PM Victorian Police to hold a press conference at 3pm

2:45PM Paramedics have advised that several of the 20 injured have serious injuries

2:43PM Grave fears are held for the baby who was hit in the pram, one bystander has told the Herald Sun that she feared the baby had been killed

2:42PM Police have confirmed they have a man in custody

2:40PM Emergency Services have attended to at least 20 people with injuries

2:38PM Reports of one confirmed fatality

MORE TO COME…….

A major incident is underway in the Melbourne CBD after a car has mounted the footpath and struck multiple pedestrians, several are believed to be critical including a baby.  Shots have been fired.  Major parts of the CBD are in lockdown.

The Herald sun is reporting that one man who wishes not to be named saw a red commodore mount the Bourke street footpath near Elizabeth street whilst being pursued by Police.  The man said he saw at least 20 bodies strewn across the footpath and feared at least one might be dead.

As shown in the picture below a pram has been hit during the incident, no information on the health of the baby at this stage.

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2:38PM Reports of one confirmed fatality

MORE TO COME…….