Melbourne stabbing attacker identified as Hassan Khalif Shire Ali from Somalia
Saturday, 10 November 2018 Victoria Police on Saturday identified the man, who set a car on fire and stabbed three people, killing one of them, before being fatally shot in the Australian city of Melbourne, as Hassan Khalif Shire Ali from Somalia. Ali allegedly set his ute alight and began stabbing members of the public Friday. He was shot by police.
A man who set fire to a gas-laden truck in the center of Melbourne and fatally stabbed one person before he was shot by police was inspired by Islamic State but did not have direct links with the group, Australian police said on Saturday. Michelle Hennessy reports.