A man killed a Chinese-born Australian and took another person hostage at an apartment in Melbourne yesterday. Australian police are treating this as a terrorism-related incident since the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. The culprit was a 29 year old Somalian man named Yacqub Khayre.
Neighbours in the area reported an exploding sound which turned out to be a gunshot. When the police arrived, a Chinese-born Australian man was already lying dead in the foyer. The culprit then appeared with a hostage and shouted things like “This is for IS, this is for Al-Qaeda”, before exchanging gunfire with the police and injuring a few of them in the process. He was fatally shot in the end while the hostage was thankfully saved, unharmed.
Police are still going through the materials seized to confirm if this is indeed related to terrrorism.