Melbourne incident: Man arrested after fire and stabbings

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A man has been arrested after a “small number of people” suffered stab wounds in an incident in central Melbourne in Australia, police say.

Victoria Police said the arrested man had been taken into custody in a critical condition. They had initially been called to reports of a car fire.

The condition of those with stab wounds is not yet clear.

“Police are not looking for anyone further at this early stage,” Victoria Police said in a statement.

The police and State Premier Daniel Andrews asked people to avoid the area.

This is a breaking news story – more to follow.

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