PICTURED: Somali terrorist – revealed that he had split up with his wife and had drug problems before the attack
The Somalia-born terrorist who killed three men, one fatal, in a horror disaster by the city of Melbourne, had a dependence on drugs and alcohol that caused his life to get out of hand & # 39 ;, according to a good friend of the family.
Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, 30, had broken the Somali tradition and moved from the home of his family Werribee after he had argued with his parents prior to the attack.
He also revealed that in the days leading up to the gruesome incident he split his wife and stormed out of their home when she was desperately pursuing him, the Herald Sun reported.
Somalian-born terrorist Hassan Khalif Shire Ali (photo) who killed three men and killed one turned out to have a drug addiction
Ali, 30 years old, became increasingly mad & # 39; in the run-up to the attack on Bourke Street in Melbourne (photo)
His wife, who is yet to be named, was reported missing when she invaded Ali's home on Friday.
She was initially suspected to be radicalized, but was found and interviewed by the police on Saturday afternoon.
The couple lived in a converted garage at the back of the house of a modest young family in Meadow Heights, north of Melbourne.
They had split less than a week before Friday's attack.
Ali was there with his wife and their young child moved in a tense relationship with his parents.
According to a family friend and imam – a prayer head in mosques – it is against the Somali tradition to leave the family home for marriage.
The police spoke Saturday with neighbors of an address from Werribee that was raided by agents
Ali threw himself with a knife at the police before he was shot in the chest, according to the police an uncoordinated & # 39; attack
The family friend, Isse Musse, told The Age Ali before the attack more & # 39; delusions & # 39; had become.
& # 39;[He was] complaining that he was being chased by unseen people with spears, "Musse said.
& # 39; If a person is Muslim and has a psychological problem, then Islam will be one of the things they can speak to. & # 39;
The anti-terrorism authorities invaded two houses on Saturday and confiscated evidence
Ali's family was reportedly worried about him after years of drug abuse and mental health struggles. On the photo: a house in Werribee that was overtaken by the police on Saturday afternoon
THE EVENTS OF THE BOURKE STREET TERROR ATTACK
4.20 pm Friday 9 November: A blue ute walked over a footpath on Bourke Street in the CBD of Melbourne. The car burst into flames.
– Café owner Sisto Malaspina, 74, saw the explosion and ran to help the driver. The driver, now known as Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, left the vehicle and killed Mr. Malaspina.
– Ali continued his raids and attacked random bystanders, including the 58-year-old Rodney Patterson and a 24-year-old guard. The guard is stabbed in the neck on the photo 's.
– The car fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters and the bomb crew, who discovered gas bottles in his car. The cylinders were declared unusable shortly thereafter.
– Two young officers came on the scene first, they hired Ali. He repeatedly threw them at them with a knife.
– A nameless hero joined the fight, affectionately nicknamed "Trolley Man". after he tried to stop the knifeman by repeatedly attacking him with a cart.
– An officer shot Ali in the chest, he dropped to the floor and was arrested.
– He was brought to the hospital in a critical condition.
– The police were made aware of other victims of the knife attack. Three men were taken to the hospital. Malaspina, who died, and the other two men, who are both in stable conditions.
18:00 Friday 9 November: Superintendent David Clayton spoke to the media and said they were not sure that the attack was terror-related, but would not exclude it.
20:30 Friday 9 November: Victoria Police Commissioner Graham Ashton spoke with media and confirmed that the attack was terror-related. He also confirmed that Ali was known to the federal police and also to ASIO.
– Ali died in the hospital.
– His identity was revealed and further links with terror were revealed.
11:30 am Friday 9 November: ISIS claims the terrorist attack in Melbourne.
Saturday, November 10: The police have attacked two houses that are affiliated with Ali.
His family was reportedly worried about him after years of drug abuse and mental health struggles that caused his life to get out of hand & # 39 ;.
A history of drug use was confirmed by Victoria's Chief of Police, Graham Ashton, who said that journalists had previous convictions for drug offenses.
He had to complete 250 hours of unpaid community service and undergo a test for drugs and rehabilitation by 2012.
The police stormed the bungalow in Meadow Heights about 3 o'clock on Saturdays, during which a neighbor said he heard agents shouting & # 39; come out, come out & # 39 ;.
They later invaded a Werribee house, presumably Ali's father.
Masked officers were seen standing in front of the building while forensic teams searched the house on Saturday afternoon, with bags of evidence in their cars.
Coffee maestro Sisto Malaspina, 74, died of stab wounds on his face after he hurried to help Ali out of his burning crashed car
Tasmanian man Rodney Patterson (right) has survived his wounds and says he is doing well
Ali thrust three men into his drive through Melbourne's inner city Bourke Street.
His first victim, the 74-year-old coffee master Sisto Malaspina, died from his injuries.
Obeisances have been given to Malaspina whose Pellegrini & # 39; s Espresso Bar was considered an instrumental setting for Melbourne's coffee scene.
Malaspina rushed to Ali's car wreck to offer his help, but instead got a knife.
His other two victims survived their injuries and are recovering in the hospital.
One was a 24-year-old guard who had been stabbed in the neck during his service. Shocking images of the attack show that he runs away and leaves a trace of blood.
The other surviving victim was revealed as 58-year-old Tasman Rodney Patterson, who says he is doing well too.
His wife Maree said that the couple was in the attack & # 39; busted when her husband was stabbed by Ali, who had been shot and killed by the police.