Australia: 19 injured in suspected ramming attack

Car rams into crowd of pedestrians at busy intersection in Melbourne. Driver arrested.

Chana Roberts , | updated: 2:48 PM

Police line (illustration)
Police line (illustration)

At least 19 people, including a preschooler, were injured in a suspected ramming attack after the driver of a white Suzuki SUV did not stop at the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders streets in Melbourne, Australia, The Age reported.

Police arrested two suspects, and have concluded that the ramming was intentional. However, they said it was "still to early" to decide whether it was a terror attack.

Seven of the victims have been transferred to hospitals, and others are being treated at the scene.

According to The Guardian, police have closed the Swanston Street bridge, and the public is encouraged to avoid Flinders Street Station.

Australia's Metro Trains tweeted, "Due to a major incident at the intersection of Elizabeth and Flinders Streets, passengers are advised to defer travel through Flinders Street Station. Please interchange for services at Southern Cross and City Loop Stations."