This article originally published on New Idea.
Police have just held a press conference about this afternoon's horrific events in Melbourne's CBD, confirming three deaths and denying any apparent link to terrorism.
'A male deliberately drove into pedestrians in Bourke Street Mall,' an officer said in an official statement. 'We have three deceased and 20 injured.
'We believe this is connected to an earlier stabbing in the southern metro region. We have the offender in custody. I can also confirm this is not a CT (counter-terrorism) related incident.'