Stabbing spree perpetrator who killed 3 and wounded 1 in Melbourne, Australia is identified as “Mohammed Ibrahim”

Brisbane Times Mohammed Ibrahim, 34, from Roxburgh Park, slashed a Protective Services Officer to the face at Jolimont train station earlier in the night and was shot dead by police shortly after midnight.

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He was armed with two kitchen knives and a switchblade. Ibrahim had no criminal history and was estranged from the mother of his child.

“There’s nothing to suggest any of the people involved – be it the deceased, injured people or the offender – are known to each other,” he said.

Police are now searching his home, his computer and phone, and talking to his family and friends to ascertain a motive. They are also gathering CCTV to trace his movements prior to the attacks.

 

Three people have died, including one man shot by police, with a fourth person in a critical condition after what investigators believe is a random stabbing spree across Melbourne’s east. Police believe the man stabbed a Protective Services Officer (PSO) at a train station near the MCG, caught a train to the neighbouring suburb of Hawthorn where he killed one woman and left another with life-threatening injuries, then stabbed another man in Kew who later died from his wounds. Officers then shot the suspected killer dead while attempting to arrest him on a nearby street. Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Glenn Weir said officers were “forced to shoot the male offender” after trying to subdue him in a number of other ways. Assistant Commissioner Weir said there was nothing to suggest the victims were known to the man or the attacks were terror-related.

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