Melbourne car ramming: four people critically injured and driver arrested

Four people have been critically injured after a car ploughed through a busy intersection outside the Flinders Street station in Melbourne in what police have described as a “deliberate act”.

The driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old man, was arrested by an off-duty police sergeant who was on the scene within 15 seconds of the incident, the acting police commissioner, Shane Patton, told reporters at a press conference on Thursday night.

A 24-year-old man seen filming the incident, which occurred at 4.30pm local time, was also arrested. Patton said it was unknown what his relationship was, if any, to the driver, or if he was involved in the incident. He was searched and was found to be in possession of a bag containing knives.

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Source: The Guardian