An S.U.V. plowed into a midday crowd on a busy street in Melbourne, Australia, on Thursday, striking at least a dozen people, including a child, according to witnesses and officials.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested. The police would not say whether the crash was terrorism-related.
“Police are currently attending an incident on Flinders Street between Elizabeth and Swanston streets where a vehicle has collided with a number of pedestrians,” the Victoria police said in a post on Facebook. “Police have arrested the driver of the car.”
At least 12 people were injured, some seriously, Ambulance Victoria said in a Twitter post.
A Victoria newspaper, The Age, said that a preschool-age child had been taken to the hospital with a head injury.
The crash happened not far from where a driver in January ran down a group of people with his car in a busy pedestrian mall, killing four and injuring at least 20 others before he was shot and taken into custody. The police said he was fleeing the police after stabbing his brother.
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