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car driver arrested Melbourne CBD ahead of AFL Grand Final

A KNIFE-wielding man rampaging outdoors Flinders St station has been tasered and arrested in dramatic scenes in Melbourne’s CBD this morning.

Video footage exhibits the second police pounced on the person, who was sporting a helmet and carrying a big knife, on the nook of Swanston and Flinders road.

Police and members of the Critical Incident Response Team rushed to the scene simply earlier than 8am following experiences of a car allegedly being pushed erratically.

Witnesses have informed the Herald Sun a person was pinned to the bottom and arrested.

A inexperienced Toyota Rav four is stopped within the center of the highway whereas quite a few gadgets together with helmet, a bag and a pair of boots are strewn throughout the highway.

One man stated he threw a motorbike on the Rav four to cease it because the driver continued to carry out “doughnuts” in entrance of Flinders St Station.

The man informed the Herald Sun he heard “screeching” because the car drove up Swanston St and again in the direction of Federation Square.

He stated the male driver was sporting a full physique swimsuit and gave the impression to be trying to run individuals over.

“I looked up and saw this guy doing doughnuts … he started coming down here (Swanston St) driving up and down,” he stated.

“He was making an attempt to get on the footpath after which began making an attempt to hit individuals.

“He tried to run into Fed Square.

“He was going mad, he was driving up and down on the highway.”

The witness stated he confronted the driver who he stated was then tasered by police and brought away.

The hero witness stated the person got here in the direction of him with a baton and a knife.

“He was prepared,” the person stated.

Stefanie Rezzaro stated the person was dressed all in black and police had eliminated his boots and a backpack.

“He looked really slight, really young — he was on red P plates,” Ms Rezzaro stated.

“It’s really scary- everyone is in shock.”

The incident comes as hundreds of footy followers descend on the MCG for the AFL Grand Final.

Fans have been delayed as public transport and roads within the space are closed.

More to return.

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