Hundreds of police on scene of incident in Melbourne


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Hundreds of police on scene of incident in Melbourne

Policemen block members of the public from walking towards the Bourke Street mall in central Melbourne, Australia, November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sonali Paul

Hundreds of police are responding to an incident in inner-city Melbourne, according to local media in Australia.

Victoria police said in a statement that police "are responding to an incident on Bourke Street" and advised members of the public to stay away.

Witnesses said they heard a big bang and images appeared to show a car on fire.

dir="ltr" lang="en">#UPDATE: Hundreds of police are on-scene on Bourke Street in Melbournes CBD after reports of a serious incident. #9Newshttps://t.co/3LxsLzLDIkpic.twitter.com/XgtUbF9cwh

— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) November 9, 2018

"There was a massive flame and bang, just smoke and lots of people," witness Shelley Reid told CNN affiliate Nine News.

Streets have been closed and trams halted while police attend the scene.

By: CNN

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