Huge Crowd Forms Outside Police Cordon on Bourke Street, Melbourne
Thousands of shoppers and pedestrians at Bourke Street, Melbourne, were held back by police after a car burst into flames and several people were stabbed in the popular shopping precinct.
This video shows police guarding the scene after the incident.
The man who filmed this video, Todd Linton Gawn, managed to take a photograph of police surrounding a body underneath a sheet surrounded by blood.
Victoria Police confirmed the incident in a press release stating that police responded to reports of a car fire at about 4:20pm at the Swanston Street junction with Bourke Street.
Police said the suspect had been arrested and had been taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Police said a number of people were treated for stab wounds.
Credit: Todd Linton Gawn via Storyful