Update 2018-11-09: According to current reports, one person was killed in the knife attack. The police treat the incident as a terrorist attack after the car, which went up in flames, verifiably belonged to the perpetrator and was filled with several gas bottles.
2018-11-09: According to recent reports on Friday (09 November), an explosion occurred around 04:20 p.m. (local time) on Bourke Street in Melbourne. One person was arrested after he injured several others with a knife. A car went up in flames.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.