Residents of a quiet house in a suburb had no idea that an ISIS-inspired terrorist was lurking in their backyard to commit mass murder for the heart of Melbourne's CBD.
Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, 30, is believed to have lived with his wife and young son in a bungalow at the back of the house in Meadow Heights for about a year before going on a knife through Bourke Street on Friday.
The Somali immigrant drove around the corner of the busy shopping street at around 4:20 pm before he set fire to the car and killed three men, one fatal, before he was shot dead by the police.
Counter-terrorism officials have raided the house on the Pinnaroo Circuit on Saturday morning, along with that of Ali's father in Werribee on the other side of Melbourne.
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Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, 30, is believed to have lived in a bungalow at the back of the house in Meadow Heights before walking on a knife through Burke Street on Friday morning
The young family who lived in the main house would not be aware of what was happening in the bungalow. Neighbors said it was often rented out.
The young family who lived in the main house said they were not aware of what was going on in the bungalow whose neighbors said they were often rented out.
A neighbor said he believed that Ali worked as a kind of trader and often saw that he was leaving in his ute – probably the same Holden Rodeo that was used in the attack.
The man remarked that the young family would make walks in the neighborhood at night.
Another neighbor, who wanted to remain anonymous, said that the killer usually kept to himself, but spoke when he objected to some loud music.
He did not like Tupac, & # 39; she said. He did not like the language. & # 39;
But she said that Ali also showed some qualities of neighbors: & # 39; He came over and asked if we needed something in the store, & # 39; she said.
The police turned to Ali's house as they searched for answers hours after the second bout on Bourke Street in a year, causing a Melbourne cafe legend to die on the streets.
Sisto Malaspina, 74, was assassinated after he ran to help what he thought was a victim of a car accident just a stone's throw from his iconic Pellegrini's coffee shop.
Ali, however, deliberately crushed his truck loaded with gas bottles and set the car on fire after mounting the sidewalk at the Swanson Street intersection.
Melbourne café legend Sisto Malaspina was stabbed to death during a terrorist knife disaster by Bourke Street, only a few blocks form his iconic Pellegrini's coffee house
The body of Mr. Malaspina was seen Friday in the street covered by a white sheet covered with a bare foot that stuck out after bystanders tried in vain to save his life
By trying to do a good deed, Mr. Malaspina, who became a grandfather last Saturday, became the first victim of the murderous knife. Soon two others were stabbed before Khalif attacked the police.
A video taken from the scene showed the crazy attack that lasted for more than a minute, while Khalif pursued the agents as they tried to persuade him to surrender before he finally shot at him.
The two police officers were very young officers, and the one who fired the shot Khalif had fatally injured was only three months from the academy.
& # 39; They are both reasonably new members, the member who sacked was only three months from the academy. He has relatives in Victoria's police, "said Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton.
& # 39; They are now out of service with relatives to talk to them. They have a good mood, but are awakened, especially if they are junior.
& # 39; From what I have seen from the images, I think they have followed their training very well. & # 39;
Chief Ashton said that the man who tried to stop Khalif's attack on the police by bravely beating him with a trolley, until the police was proclaimed and praised his actions.
"People act in the spur of the moment and that is what he has done, he has tried the police and do what he could, & # 39; he said.
People should be careful not to put themselves in danger if the police are there, but he certainly did what he thought was right at the time. & # 39;
By trying to do a good deed, Mr. Malaspina became the first victim of the murderous knife. Soon two others were stabbed before Khalif was shot by the police
Hassan Khalif Shire Ali tries to stab and chop at two policemen before he was shot and fell to the floor. He previously stabbed three people and set fire to his car in Melbourne's Bourke Street
One witness said he was terrified & # 39; was after he had seen a body covered with a white sheet on the footpath
Two victims lie on the floor in blood puddles after being stabbed by the knifeman in the street, because bystanders rush to help them
Markel Villasin, 22, saw that Mr. Malaspina was breathing but seemed to bleed & # 39; while lying in a puddle of blood, when rescuers tried to resuscitate him with CPR
The police said Khalif was inspired by ISIS to commit jihad, but they were not sure if he had a direct contrast with the terrorist group. ISIS claimed that he was one of them, but often associated false with attacks from lonely wolves.
Khalif's passport was canceled in 2015 after he had been identified as one of 300 potential security risks when he discovered that he was planning to travel to Syria.
Assistant AFP Commissioner Ian McCartney said at a press conference Saturday morning that although Khalif was on their radar, the police decided not to intervene.
& # 39; Though he had radical ideals, he had no danger, & # 39; he said. & # 39; It is a reality check for us that the threat is still very real, even with the fall of the caliphate (with ISIS-guarded territory taken back in Syria and Iraq).
& # 39; It is a complex and challenging company that works on these threats every day. The estimate was that he was not a threat at that time.
& # 39; Obviously in terms of when he turns away from radicalization, these actions will be central to these researches. & # 39;
Commissioner McCartney confirmed that Khalif was inspired by ISIS propaganda online.
Khalif's improvised bomb was just a gas bottle from a barbecue that did not explode until it set fire to the car, and even then only damaged the car itself.
It seems that an attempt was made to light a fire because there were gas bottles that they had opened to open, & # 39; said head Ashton.
& # 39; It was certainly not advanced at a distance, it was not effective, the car caught fire and was checked pretty quickly. & # 39;
The Khalif family was known for its counterterrorism and believed to have links with North African extremist groups.
Heartbroken friends and old customers left floral testimonials to the murdered food icon outside the Pellegrini's, just beyond Bourke Street near the intersection of Exhibition Street.
The staff was in shock and a sign on the door said the cafe would be closed until November 12, with the police outside waiting.
Mr Malaspina's body was seen on the street Friday and covered with a white sheet, with a bare foot facing outwards, after bystanders tried unsuccessfully to save his life.
After Khalif was confronted with Khalif, the officers retreated to the other side of the road as the bearded attacker with a shaved head and dressed in a long brown tunic, haunted them as horrified bystanders who were asked to police to shoot
Witnesses said the Holden Rodeo hit a pedestrian when he was riding on the curb and on Friday at around 4:20 PM near Target in the vicinity of the crossroads of Swanson Street caught fire before the stabbing tirades began
Markel Villasin, 22 and his bosses ran their KFC shop when they had a commotion & # 39; heard and saw Khalif holding a knife and swinging at agents.
It seemed that police officers did not know how to deal with the situation because it is clearly so rare in Melbourne, Villasin said to ABC.
Mr. Villasin saw that Mr. Malaspina was breathing but seemed to bleed & # 39; while lying in a puddle of blood, when rescuers tried to resuscitate him with CPR.
& # 39; Unfortunately the man died, they put a sheet on him. It was crazy because he was living on my feet while they were trying to work on him and then he died, "he said.
Mr. Malaspina came to Australia from Italy and in 1976 took over the Espresso Bar from Pellegrini with his business partner Nino Pangrazio and maintained the original decor from 1954.
The café, with its monumental neon signs, became a popular meeting point for urban professionals, tourists and even politicians like former prime minister Gough Whitlam.
Heavily armed officers with tactical gear and masks shot home in Werribee around 8 o'clock on Saturday while continuing to investigate the attack by Hassan Khalif Shire Ali
His family lives in the house and works with the authorities. The wife of Khalif, who according to the police was also radicalized, was missing on Friday night, but has since been interviewed by the police
A Muslim woman talks to the police in the house of the terrorist's father. His family works with the police
Neighbor Patricia Rouse said she was shocked by the robbery at the Khalif family home across the street in Werribee
Heavily armed officers with tactical items and masks were demolishing at a house in Werribee, connected to Khalif, around 8 o'clock on Saturday. The house is supposed to be the father of the single wolf terrorist.
His family lives in the house and works with the authorities. The wife of Khalif, who according to the police also radicalized, was missing on Friday night, but has since been interviewed by the police.
Neighbor Patricia Rouse said she was shocked by the robbery at the Khalif family home across the street in Werribee.
& # 39; I heard them last night asking if there were children and I think there was a boy who was 15, & # 39; she said.
Mrs. Rouse said she believed that one of the couple's daughters walked to the city council last year.
& # 39; I do not know how she did it, & # 39; she said. & # 39; But I do not really see them, honestly. Everything can be seen that the mother is going shopping. & # 39;
Mrs Rouse said it was worrying to think that a terror cell could be linked to her quiet street. & # 39; But whether it is connected to something that I do not know, & # 39; she said.
The man was quickly arrested on the sidewalk by two officers for shocked pedestrians who stayed back to film it
Rodney Patterson (second from the left) was one of three people who were stabbed by the Somali attacker, who had been shot by the police after he had crashed a car and set fire to him.
The revolt began when Khalif rode on the curb and put his Holden Rodeo on the sidewalk before setting him on fire to ignite a makeshift bomb from a barbeque gas bottle.
He then killed Mr. Malaspina and injured Tasmanian businessman Rod Patterson, 58, and a 26-year-old guard at Hampton Park, Melbourne.
Two policemen then arrived on the spot to investigate the car burn, and Khalif touched them, struck one through a car window and threw them with a knife.
Then he chased the officers around a tree as they tried to dodge his blows and convince the man to surrender, and a brave bystander tried to stop the attack by running him down with a shopping cart.
The officers then retreated to the other side of the road while the bearded attacker with a shaved head and dressed in a long brown tunic, haunted as horrified bystanders called the police to shoot him.
Khalif tried to stop and chop the officers a few more times before a policeman tried unsuccessfully with taser and his partner shot the attacker in his coffin.
The Victoria police said the officers responded to reports about a car burn (photo) before they were confronted by the man
The burnt-out car was sitting where he crashed on the sidewalk and exploded before the calamity began
He grabbed his chest and fell to the floor where he was quickly arrested by two officers on the sidewalk and rushed to the hospital with police surveillance. No officers were injured.
Khalif died within a few hours after he was shot one on the operating table at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Chief Ashton said the officers followed their training and first tried to talk to the attacker before using non-lethal methods, including capsicum spray and tasers.
& # 39; It was a fast-rising event and the first thing they trained for is creating space and having a conversation to verbally de-escalate, but that was not successful, & # 39; he said.
However, he rejected the idea that they could have shot Khalif in the leg. • When officers believe they have to firearms, they do that, they have to shoot to kill, "he said.
The wife of Mr. Patterson, Maree, took the social media to share the shocking events, explaining how she and her husband were in the attack & # 39; caught before he was stabbed.
"Rodney was injured – good news is that he is in a great hospital and is doing well, given the circumstances," she posted on Facebook.
& # 39; Can not take calls at the moment, but everyone will speak if I can. Thank everyone for their wishes and care. & # 39;
The Tasmanian MP Will Hodgman praised the & # 39; brave & # 39; actions by Mr Patterson.
Bourke Street Rampage 2017
January 17, 2017: James Gargasoulas told an employee that if he were to be chased by the police, he would continue to drive and meet people.
January 18, 2017: Gargasoulas stole a Holden Commodore from Windsor.
Beginning of January 20, 2017: Gargasoulas and his brother were heated in their mother's apartment. James attacked him with a big knife. Then he met an employee at the Gatwick Hotel in St Kilda, where he told him he was drastically & # 39; drastically & # 39; went to do, and to look at me, you will see me on the news tonight & # 39 ;.
January 20, 2017: Gargasoulas, 28, led the police on a chase by Melbourne's CBD. He plowed his maroon Holden Commodore during pedestrians in Bourke Street during the lunch time period. Six people were killed and another 27 were injured.
March 1, 2018: Gargasoulas made a plea for mental health and told the court that he was suffering from schizophrenia in the weeks leading up to the attack in the hope of avoiding a lawsuit.
June 14, 2018: A Gargasoulas determined by the jury does indeed have a mental illness, but is still suitable to stand trial.
November 7, 2018: The lawsuit of Gargasoulas starts in Melbourne.
November 8, 2018: Gargasoulas does not plead guilty to all 33 charges against him, including murder.
November 9, 2018: The test continues.