Published: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 4:58 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 8:36 AM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk
MELBOURNE — 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.