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One person killed in Melbourne stabbing, no known links to terror, says police

SYDNEY / MELBOURNE — One person was stabbed to death and two others wounded after they were attacked by a man in the centre of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday (Nov 9), police said. Police shot the man who threatened officers with a knife and he is in a critical condition under guard at a hospital, Victoria Police Superintendent David Clayton told reporters. Three people have been stabbed, unfortunately one of them is deceased at the scene, he said. There is no known links to terrorism at this stage we will keep an open mind as to whether there is any link. Australia has been on heightened alert from 2015 for attacks by home-grown militants returning from fighting in the Middle East. Further details are unclear, however video posted to Twitter and broadcast on television showed a man repeatedly swinging an object at two police officers. One of the officers raises his weapon, a shot is heard and the man falls to the ground clutching his chest. A Reuters witness said that the city centre was closed off by police and that dozens of officers were patrolling. REUTERS

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