Policemen block members of the public from walking towards the Bourke Street mall in central Melbourne, Australia, November 9, 2018. Australian police reported multiple people were hurt in a rush hour stabbing incident. (Photo/Agencies)
Police have locked down the area in the center of Melbourne's business district where several people were attacked and a car was set on fire during rush hour on Friday, according to multiple reports.
"A small number of people are being treated for stab wounds," local police said on Twitter.
A video from the scene shows a man trying to stab a policeman near a burning vehicle.
The suspect was then shot by a policeman and sent to the hospital, according to police.