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Melbourne Bourke Street incident: police confirm assailant dead after 'terror' attack - live updates

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    ReapersGale
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    I must say I respect the amount of restraint the officers showed prior to shooting the assailant once, not sure if that feed has the video anywhere in it but he was stabbing at the cops for a good...

    I must say I respect the amount of restraint the officers showed prior to shooting the assailant once, not sure if that feed has the video anywhere in it but he was stabbing at the cops for a good minute or so, them deflecting the blows with their batons and arms (with some random ramming a shopping trolley in their general direction in a rather inefficient manner) prior to them drawing and shooting him once.

    The amount of folks that got pissed as fuck about the media not labeling it as terrorism prior to authorities saying that the assailant had been under surveillance for such (see not piss poor journalism) does rather piss me off.

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      Octofox
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      The video can be seen here https://twitter.com/windix/status/1060777234313572353 NSFW warning, you can see a dead person in the video.

      The video can be seen here https://twitter.com/windix/status/1060777234313572353 NSFW warning, you can see a dead person in the video.

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      1. ReapersGale
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        Here is one from a local source that mixed together multiple footage sent to them (as the tweet above was doing) - as per previous comment NSFW; does not show victims as per above video but does...

        Here is one from a local source that mixed together multiple footage sent to them (as the tweet above was doing) - as per previous comment NSFW; does not show victims as per above video but does show the cops shooting the attacker in the end: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-09/bourke-st-attacker-shot-after-car-fire-stabbings-one-dead/10483608

        For context this is a publicly funded news source that is generally seen in poor light of more right leaning folk (Liberals - the current federal government) and generally seen as positive towards centrist or left leaning folk (labour and greens respectively)

        Please note the above is somewhat of a simplification of Australian politics as we do have a number of independent and small party representatives across the political spectrum.

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