Everything we know so far after car hits crowd in Melbourne, Australia
Fourteen people have suffered injuries - a number of whom are critical - after a motorist ploughed into pedestrians outside a Melbourne train station.
Here is what we know so far about the incident:
The incident outside Flinders Street station in Melbourne occurred at around 5pm local time (6am GMT) on Thursday evening.
A car collided with pedestrians outside the train station. Victoria Police tweeted that officers were "currently attending an incident on Flinders Street between Elizabeth and Swanston streets where a vehicle has collided with a number of pedestrians.
Media conference regarding the Flinders Street incident with Commander Russell Barrett. pic.twitter.com/j7zx0V5fYQ— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) December 21, 2017
The driver arrested after a car was driven into pedestrians in Melbourne was a 32-year-old Australian of Afghan descent with a history of drug use and mental health problems, and there is no evidence to suggest a link with terrorism at this stage, police said.
A second man, aged 24, who was arrested in close proximity to the scene in Melbourne was discovered to have a bag containing knives after he was seen filming the incident, police said.
Police are currently attending an incident on Flinders Street between Elizabeth and Swanston streets where a vehicle has collided with a number of pedestrians. Police have arrested the driver of the car. Extent of injuries are not known at this stage. (1/2)— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) December 21, 2017
How many people are injured?
A total of 14 people have been injured, a number of whom are in a critical condition. The injured included a pre-school aged child with head injuries who was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
What's happening now?
Images from the scene showed a number of people receiving medical attention, while a white Suzuki SUV appeared to have collided with a phone box. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
What are witnesses saying?
A woman called Sue told 3AW radio: "As it (the car) approached this intersection... it just mowed everybody down, people were flying everywhere."
And man who was working in a nearby shop, and was at the scene before emergency services arrived, told the Australian Associated Press: "There was no screaming, just people lying there."
If members of the public have video or images which might assist police with their investigation into the Flinders Street incident they are encouraged to upload them here → https://t.co/oFfWkid509 pic.twitter.com/fzmX79HOv5— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) December 21, 2017
Vince added that onlookers were "just holding them and comforting them".
Kyra Gillespie was one of "hundreds of people" who were told to get off trams near the area following the incident.
She told ABC News: "I think everyone is a little bit shaken up by the experience.
"Lots of people were phoning their loved ones to tell them they were OK."
Another witness, John, told ABC Radio Melbourne that he saw a "SUV coming at high speed".
"(I) really just heard the collision with people with bags and what must be shopping trolleys - and I hope not prams," he said.
"I've really never seen anything like this before and I haven't stopped shaking."