Religion of Peace strikes Melbourne?

Police arrested this man in Melbourne

It appears the religion of peace has struck again, this time in Melbourne:

Fourteen people have been injured, several of them critically, after pedestrians were mown down by a car near the corner of Flinders and Elizabeth streets in Melbourne’s CBD.

A white SUV showed no signs of slowing as it hit people at the busy intersection around 4.40pm, including some waiting at a tram stop.

Witness Chris Gath said he saw 60 to 100 people crossing the intersection when a car travelling at up to 70km/h headed for the crowd.

Police have arrested the driver of the Suzuki SUV along with a second man. Both are in police custody.

They have described the incident as a “deliberate act”. 

Speaking during a press conference at the scene just after 7pm, Commander Russell Barrett did not rule out terrorism as a possible motive.

“We believe based on what we’ve seen it is deliberate act,” he said. “It is too early in the investigation to discuss motivation.

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Certainly looks like they are members of the religion of peace.

Earlier, an officer at the scene described it as a terrorist incident, but this has not been confirmed.

It appears police have not enacted counter-terrorism lock-down strategies. The new terror warning sirens have also not been activated.

Police said the car was not travelling at high speed when it hit the pedestrians.

People were struck in front of dozens of others as they crossed the busy intersection at the beginning of peak hour.

One distressed woman carrying Christmas presents and wrapping paper could be seen crying as police escorted her into an unmarked police car.

A preschool-aged child is among the injured and has been taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a serious condition with head injuries.

Up to 13 people have been taken to hospital, including three to The Alfred and three to the Royal Melbourne. Their injuries and condition are not yet known.

Officers were holding up tarps around some victims.

Just dreadful. How long before a crime such as this occurs in New Zealand?

Australia is just three hours away and we have a lunatic for a Prime Minister who wants to increase refugee intakes for New Zealand. When will they learn?


-The Age

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