Muttering complaints about treatment of Muslims…
Melbourne attacker charged with attempted murder
Afghan refugee who drove his car into pedestrians in Melbourne charged with 18 counts of attempted murder. Motive not yet clear.
An Afghan refugee accused of ploughing his car into pedestrians in Melbourne was charged with 18 counts of attempted murder Saturday, AFPreported.
Saeed Noori, who has a history of drug abuse and mental problems, allegedly drove his carthrough a busy downtown intersection on Thursday, careering into tourists and shoppers and injuring at least 19 people.
His motive is not clear, although police allege he made “utterances” to them about voices, dreams and the “poor treatment of Muslims” after his arrest.
No link to any terrorist group has been found, noted AFP.
“A 32-year-old man has been charged with 18 counts of attempted murder and one count of conduct endangering life,” Victoria state police said in a statement, citing Thursday’s attack.