Breaking news overnight in Melbourne, Australia where a 32-year-old Australian citizen of Afghan descent was arrested after targeting Christmas shoppers with his car:
Video shows the scenes on Flinders Street, Melbourne after a car plowed into a crowd of Christmas shoppers. Police are calling it a "deliberate act." https://t.co/9v21zDNcb9 pic.twitter.com/IQaHHkg7TE
— CNN (@CNN) December 21, 2017
Two men were arrested. The driver, left, and a man photographing the aftermath of the attack who also reportedly had 3 knives on him:These two dudes just drove through a bunch of pedestrians in Melbourne in what police say is a deliberate act of violence. pic.twitter.com/4Ln0DcqurD
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) December 21, 2017
As of now, “up to 19” were injured in the attack:BREAKING: Australian police say up to 19 injured after car rams into crowd in central Melbourne; driver arrested.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 21, 2017