Several people were attacked and a car burst into flames in the centre of Melbourne, the Australian outlet The Age reported.

Police have shot a man who stabbed one person to death and wounded two more after setting his car ablaze Friday on Bourke Street in Melbourne, Australia, Reuters reported.

“Three people have been stabbed, unfortunately one of them is deceased at the scene,” Victoria Police Superintendent David Clayton said. “There is no known links to terrorism at this stage we will keep an open mind as to whether there is any link.”

Local media cited police as saying several people are currently being treated for stab wounds.

Following a confrontation with police, the suspect has been hospitalized and is reportedly in critical condition, under police guard.

Hundreds of police officers and emergency service personnel remain on the scene. Police have cordoned off the area and have urged the public to avoid the site.

In addition, police have urged witnesses to report details to police at Melbourne West Station.

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