19 injured as car ploughs into crowd in Melbourne, cops call it a "deliberate act"
Melbourne : 19 people have been injured in an incident where a car ploughed into the crowd in Australia's second largest city on Thursday.
Cops dubbed Melbourne car incident as a "deliberate act" and ruled out terror link to it.
According to the witnesses, people who came in contact with the vehicle were seen flying in the sky.
The cops in their initial investigations mentioned that the car was driven "intentionally" through the intersection and collided with a "large number" of pedestrians.
The 32-year-old driver, an Australian of Afghan descent, is believed to be suffering from mental health issues.
The driver "has a history of drug use and mental health issues... At this time we do not have any evidence or intelligence to indicate a connection with terrorism" or extremism, Acting Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said.
The man was arrested after a tussle with an off-duty police officer.