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Car hits pedestrians in Melbourne

Australian police stand near a crashed vehicle after they arrested the driver of a vehicle that had ploughed into pedestrians at a crowded intersection near the Flinders Street train station in central Melbourne. 


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Australian police stand near a crashed vehicle after they arrested the driver of a vehicle that had ploughed into pedestrians at a crowded intersection near the Flinders Street train station in central Melbourne. REUTERS/Luis Ascui

Australian police stand near a crashed vehicle after they arrested the driver of a vehicle that had ploughed into pedestrians at a crowded intersection near the Flinders Street train station in central Melbourne. REUTERS/Luis Ascui
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A police officer detains a suspect following the car incident. An Australian man of Afghan descent with a history of mental health issues drove a car into Christmas shoppers in the city of Melbourne on Thursday, injuring 19 people, but police said they did not believe the attack was terror-related.

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A police officer detains a suspect following the car incident. An Australian man of Afghan descent with a history of mental health issues drove a car into Christmas shoppers in the city of Melbourne on Thursday, injuring 19 people, but police said...more

A police officer detains a suspect following the car incident. An Australian man of Afghan descent with a history of mental health issues drove a car into Christmas shoppers in the city of Melbourne on Thursday, injuring 19 people, but police said they did not believe the attack was terror-related. Twitter / @LACHLANVE/ via REUTERS
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Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. 



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Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS

Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS
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Police officers detain a suspected man following the car incident at Flinders St station in Melbourne. 



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Police officers detain a suspected man following the car incident at Flinders St station in Melbourne. Twitter / @LACHLANVE/via REUTERS

Police officers detain a suspected man following the car incident at Flinders St station in Melbourne. Twitter / @LACHLANVE/via REUTERS
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Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street, as seen from Swanson Street, in Melbourne, Australia December 21, 2017.  NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. AUSTRALIA OUT. NEW ZEALAND OUT. PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT. NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, PAPUA NEW GUINEA-BASED INTERNET SITES, MOBILE PLATFORMS OR SITES OF MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS BASED IN THOSE COUNTRIES, NVO CLIENTS/ SMH.COM.AU/NEWS.COM.AU

Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street, as seen from Swanson Street, in Melbourne, Australia December 21, 2017. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE...more

Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street, as seen from Swanson Street, in Melbourne, Australia December 21, 2017. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. AUSTRALIA OUT. NEW ZEALAND OUT. PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT. NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, PAPUA NEW GUINEA-BASED INTERNET SITES, MOBILE PLATFORMS OR SITES OF MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS BASED IN THOSE COUNTRIES, NVO CLIENTS/ SMH.COM.AU/NEWS.COM.AU
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Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. 


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Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS

Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS
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Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. 


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Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS

Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS
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Emergency services attend to injured people at the in Flinders St station in Melbourne. 


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Emergency services attend to injured people at the in Flinders St station in Melbourne. Lutania Karyadi/via REUTERS

Emergency services attend to injured people at the in Flinders St station in Melbourne. Lutania Karyadi/via REUTERS
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Emergency services attend to injured people at the in Flinders St station. 


Lutania Karyadi/via REUTERS

Emergency services attend to injured people at the in Flinders St station. Lutania Karyadi/via REUTERS

Emergency services attend to injured people at the in Flinders St station. Lutania Karyadi/via REUTERS
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A man sits at the scene of an incident involving a vehicle ploughing into pedestrians at a crowded intersection near the Flinders Street train station. 


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A man sits at the scene of an incident involving a vehicle ploughing into pedestrians at a crowded intersection near the Flinders Street train station. AAP/Joe Castro via REUTERS

A man sits at the scene of an incident involving a vehicle ploughing into pedestrians at a crowded intersection near the Flinders Street train station. AAP/Joe Castro via REUTERS
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Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. 



NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS

Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS

Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS
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Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. 


NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS

Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS

Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS
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Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. 



NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS

Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS

Police and emergency services attend to the scene of an incident involving a vehicle on Flinders Street. NINE NETWORK/Reuters TV via REUTERS
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A damaged vehicle is seen at the scene of an incident on Flinders Street. 



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A damaged vehicle is seen at the scene of an incident on Flinders Street. AAP/Joe Castro via REUTERS

A damaged vehicle is seen at the scene of an incident on Flinders Street. AAP/Joe Castro via REUTERS
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Australian police and paramedics are seen near the place where they arrested the driver of a vehicle that had ploughed into pedestrians at a crowded intersection near the Flinders Street train station. 


REUTERS/Luis Ascui

Australian police and paramedics are seen near the place where they arrested the driver of a vehicle that had ploughed into pedestrians at a crowded intersection near the Flinders Street train station. REUTERS/Luis Ascui

Australian police and paramedics are seen near the place where they arrested the driver of a vehicle that had ploughed into pedestrians at a crowded intersection near the Flinders Street train station. REUTERS/Luis Ascui
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Members of the public stand behind police tape after Australian police arrested the driver of a vehicle that ploughed into pedestrians. REUTERS/Melanie Burton

Members of the public stand behind police tape after Australian police arrested the driver of a vehicle that ploughed into pedestrians. REUTERS/Melanie Burton

Members of the public stand behind police tape after Australian police arrested the driver of a vehicle that ploughed into pedestrians. REUTERS/Melanie Burton
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