A witness described the moment when he hastened to help a victim of the terrorist attack on Bourke Street, who lay in a pool of his own blood.
Markel Villasin (22) worked in a KFC restaurant near the scene when he had a commotion & # 39; heard, so he ran into the street.
& # 39; Me and the managers ran away and we saw the car on fire. We came a step closer and there was an old man with blood on him, his face on the floor, "Mr Villasin said to the ABC.
& # 39; Unfortunately the man died, they put a sheet on him. It was crazy because he was living on my feet trying to work on him and then he died. & # 39;
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Markel Villasin, 22, (photo) worked in the KFC restaurant of Bourke Street near the scene when he had a commotion & # 39; heard
There were authorities in Melbourne trying to complete the attack
A knifeman killed a shopper dead in Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall and injured two others. A body was seen lying on the street covered with a white sheet
Mr. Villasin said he saw the terrorist Mohamed Khalif holding a knife and hurling at agents.
He said he saw that the man was breathing, but seemed to bleed & # 39; bleed, because rescuers tried to resuscitate him with CPR.
Despite the desperate attempts to save the man, he died later as a result of his wounds.
The single wolf attacker is also called Hassan Shire, the Herald Sun reported.
Officers shot him in the chest after his Holden Rodeo loaded with gas bottles hit a pedestrian when he walked up the curb and exploded outside Target near the Swanson Street intersection on Friday around 4:20 PM.
A video of the scene showed the frenzied attack that lasted for more than a minute, starting with the loading of Khalif with two police officers, one punching through a vehicle window and paying attention to it with a knife.
ISIS has since claimed the attack as their own, and released a statement with the words & # 39; the culprit of the operation … in Melbourne … was a hunter of the Islamic State and carried out the operation … to target nationals of the coalition & # 39; fighting IS, reported Amaq, citing a jihadist security source.
They have previously claimed responsibility for attacks that were later found to be unrelated to the organization.
ISIS has since claimed the attack as their own through the propaganda platform, and released a statement with the words "the culprit of the operation … in Melbourne … was a hunter of the Islamic State and conducted the operation from … to fight nationals of the coalition & # 39; fighting IS, Amaq reported
The 31-year-old and his family were known to counter terrorism organizations at the state and national levels and believed they were connected to North African extremist groups.
The Khalif passport was canceled a few years ago after it was identified as one of 300 potential security risks.
It was also noted that the police are unable to contact the caliph's wife and to believe that she is both missing and radicalized.
Authorities hope to use the state's preventive detention laws for the first time since their entry into force, where the police are legally allowed to hold a suspect for up to seven days if they think the person poses a threat or security risk, Herald Sun reported .
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said that the attack was a bad and frightening thing that happened in our state & # 39 ;.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is affected by this, but we will not be determined by this," he said.
The leader of the Victorian liberal party, Matthew Guy, said & # 39; we have to eradicate these kinds of things, in a media conference shortly thereafter.
& # 39; Any source should keep Victorians safe. & # 39;
Video showed a man who tried to stab and chop with two cops before he was shot and fell to the floor, and a brave shopper tried to hit him with a trolley
The officers then retreated to the other side of the road when the bearded attacker with a shaved head and dressed in a long brown tunic pursued them as horrified bystanders who were asked to shoot the police.
Khalif chased the officers around a tree as they tried to dodge his blows and persuade 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 again tried to stop and chop the officers several times before a policeman tried to taser us without success.
His partner then shot the attacker in the chest.
The knifeman grabbed his chest and fell to the ground where he was quickly arrested on the pavement by two simple garment officers and rushed to the hospital under police surveillance, where he later died on the operating table.
His possible ties with known terror plotters and extremist elements of the North African community in Australia are being investigated.
Khalif moved to Australia from Somalia in the 1990s, said Victoria Commissioner, Graham Ashton, and had a list of small & # 39; Crimes related to "cannabis use, theft and traffic violations & # 39;
& # 39; He is known to the police and is best known with regard to relatives that he has and which are certainly of interest. & # 39;
Victoria Police Commissioner Graham Ashton and Prime Minister Daniel Andrews spoke at a press conference after the attack
"He is someone who is known to both the Victoria police and the federal level," Ashton said.
Mr. Ashton was asked about eyewitness reports that Khalif & Allahu Akbar & # 39; shouted as he chased pedestrians, but he could not confirm that.
& # 39; There is no constant threat, but this is an ongoing investigation. It is handled by the Counterterrorism Command and the Victoria Police. & # 39;
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has also released a statement condemning the actions of the attacker.
Australians will never be intimidated by these horrendous attacks and we will continue to live our lives and enjoy the liberties that the terrorists despise, & # 39; he wrote.
"I praise the bravery of the local police who took action and those who selflessly came to the help of the wounded and comforted the needy."
Opposition leader Bill Shorten also praised the bravery of & # 39; our extraordinary police officers who acted so fast and professionally in Melbourne & CBD … and the passersby whose first instinct was to help others. & # 39;
A man caught a bird's-eye view of the explosion, storing the car from the bedroom window in flames
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
The man was quickly arrested on the sidewalk by two officers for shocked pedestrians who stayed back to film it
The Victoria police said that officers responded to reports of a car burn before they were confronted by the man.
"Officers were confronted with a man who waved a knife and threatened them," said Inspector David Clayton.
The Counter Terrorism Command in collaboration with the Homicide Squad will investigate the incident, but the police sees no further threats at this stage and is not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack.
& # 39; The exact conditions must still be determined at this stage. The area is closed and the public is urged to avoid the area, "they said earlier.
Khalif was brought to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition after being shot in the chest, where he later died.
One of his victims had a head injury and another an unknown injury. Witnesses said that one of the wounded was a guard who tried to intervene.
One of the victims was identified as the Tasmanian man Rodney Patterson, 58.
Patterson and his wife Maree (not pictured) said it was in the attack & # 39; caught before he was stabbed
His wife Maree took the social media to share the shocking turn of the events, with details on 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.
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.
Two victims lie on the floor in blood puddles after being stabbed by the knifeman in the street, because bystanders rush to help them
One witness said he was terrified & # 39; was after he had seen a body covered with a white sheet on the footpath