Upscale shopping mall shuts down as an armed man roams the scene
- Shopping center in lockdown
- Knifeman reportedly roamed the scene
A luxury shopping center in Melbourne was closed due to reports of an armed man walking around inside.
A knife man reportedly roamed Emporium on Lonsdale Street around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Shoppers were drawn into the stores as staff closed the shutters and barricaded the entrances.
One customer said they heard screaming and saw police walking through the center.
“The next minute they call a lockdown and we have to run into a shop,” she wrote on Twitter.
Victoria Police said the knifeman had been apprehended and taken to hospital for observation.
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