A spectator has been hailed as a hero after trying to take down a terrorism-loving terrorist with a shopping cart during the horrible attack on Bourke Street on Friday.
Breathtaking images show how the man charges the messenger with the trolley while the attacker furiously strikes two brave police officers.
He pushes the trolley so hard that he falls over, just before the officers open fire on the knife-wielding terrorist.
The attacker, who stabbed three people, killed one, was taken to the hospital with a neck injury before he died of his wounds. There was a body in the neighborhood nearby, covered with a white sheet.
Witnesses said that the Holden Rodeo loaded with gas bottles hit a pedestrian while it reached the curb and on Friday around 16:20 outside Target at the crossroads Swanson Street caught fire.
A spectator has been hailed as a hero after trying to cut down a knife-handling man with a shopping cart during the horrifying attack on Friday at Bourke Street
In the aftermath of a body, a body lay on the road covered with a white sheet
Video showed a man who tried to stab and cut a knife with two police officers before he was shot down with a taser and fell to the ground, and a brave shopper tried to hit him with a trolley
The heroic actions of the spectator were praised on social media.
& # 39; Total respect for the shop character hero who is trying to take down a crazy knifesman with nothing but a metal basket on not very good wheels, "tweeted a person.
& # 39; Unbelievable work by the police in Melbourne, but also bystanders – one who uses a trolley to subdue the man, & # 39; another said.
Cops try to take down the man who is armed with a knife. Passerby seems to turn him off with a shopping cart! & # 39; a person said.
A car crashed at the Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne and burst into flames
The attacker chased the officers around trees as they tried to avoid his blows and to defuse the situation, while the brave bystander tried to trample him with a shopping cart.
The officers then retreated to the other side of the road when the attacker, dressed in a long jacket and gray trousers, was ominously haunted as annoyed bystanders who had called the police to shoot him.
The man tried to stab and chop a few more times at the officers before he was shot in his neck and fell to the floor. He was quickly arrested on the sidewalk by two officers.
The Victoria police said that officers responded to reports of a car burn before they were confronted by the man.
The man was quickly arrested on the sidewalk by two officers for shocked pedestrians who stayed back to film it
& # 39; A man was arrested on the spot and brought to the hospital under critical circumstances, & # 39; they said.
& # 39; The police are not looking for someone else at this early stage. A small number of people are treated for stab wounds. & # 39;
& # 39; The exact conditions must still be determined at this stage. The area is closed and the public is encouraged to avoid the area. & # 39;
Ambulance Victoria said that a man in a critical condition with a neck injury was taken to hospital and two others with unknown injuries.
Photo's of the scene showed that the Holden Colorado burned on the sidewalk
Witnesses described a chaotic scene with an injured pedestrian on the ground and countless police cars and helicopters flying overhead.
& # 39; The police response was quick and overwhelming. I initially heard at least one shot, & # 39; said one.
Another said that they did hear what sounded like a bomb and a cannon shot & # 39 ;.
Roads are blocked and the police advises to stay away from Bourkest. It feels like the yes vu, "they said, referring to the auto-assault on Bourke Street Mall last year in which six people were killed.
Panicked pedestrians walked away from the scene in all directions, some hid in nearby cafes and shops, and locked themselves in back rooms.
Witnesses said the car hit a pedestrian while walking on the sidewalk outside Target next to the Swanson Street intersection, on Friday at around 4:20 PM
The police asks people to avoid the area and says that more information will be given when it was available
Another said they heard what sounded like a bomb and a cannon shot & # 39;
The fire was brought under control in about five minutes, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade said.
The police asks people to avoid the area and says that more information will be given when it was available.
It comes as a trial goes through the horrible frenzy in Bourke St in January last year.
James Gargasoulas is accused of deliberately bumping into pedestrians, killing six people and injuring 27 others.
The fire was brought under control in about five minutes, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade said