The exact circumstances are yet to be determined at this stage.
He said: "Three people have been stabbed, unfortunately one of them is deceased at the scene". One was understood to be in critical condition. Meanwhile, a auto can be seen blazing on the side of the pavement at the scene.
'Police response was swift and overwhelming.
Another said they heard "what sounded like a bomb and gun shot".
- windix (@windix) November 9, 2018On Bourke St. Roads blocked. Some witnesses said the vehicle exploded before the man began stabbing people.
Panicked pedestrians ran in all directions away from the scene, some hiding in nearby cafes and shops, locking themselves in back rooms.
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade said the fire was contained within 10 minutes.
Mr Hair said two civilians became involved as well as two police, trying to stop the man from his attack.
It comes as a trial continues into the horrifying rampage in Bourke St in January previous year.