In this photo made video from the Australian Broadcasting Corp., a white SUV vehicle is stopped after allegedly striking pedestrians, Thursday, Dec. 21, 20217, in Melbourne, Australia. Local media say over a dozen people have been injured after a car drove into pedestrians on a sidewalk in central Melbourne. (Australian Broadcast Corp. via AP)
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A man is in police custody after authorities said he drove an SUV into a crowd of Christmas shoppers in Melbourne, Australia.
Victoria police called the attack a “deliberate act,” but authorities were unsure of the motive.
The attack happened around 4:30 p.m. local time outside the Flinders Street station, CNN reported.
Flinders Street is one of the city’s busiest pedestrian roads. It connects a train station with the city center and was crowded as commuters traveled to and from work and as shoppers finished their Christmas shopping.