Sheffield man caught up in Melbourne knife attack which left one dead and two in hospital

Sheffield man caught up in Melbourne knife attack which left one dead and two in hospital

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The wife of a man who was stabbed by a terrorist during a deadly rampage on Bourke Street in central Melbourne has revealed how they were caught up in the horrific attack.

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Tasmanian Rodney Patterson, 58, was one of three people who were knifed by the Somali-born attacker, who was shot dead by police after crashing a car and setting it on fire.

Videos – some too graphic to publish in full – show the bearded knifeman slashing at police before he was shot in the chest by cops. 

Rodney Patterson (second from left) was one of three people who were knifed by the Somali-born attacker, who was shot dead by police after crashing a car and setting it on fire

While police initially believed the incident wasnt terror related, the Herald Sun has since reported the man was known to ASIO. 

Video: 1 dead, 2 injured in Melbourne knife attack

Melbourne attack – Somali militant who killed one in Melbourne knife rampage was a known terror risk for Y

Mr Patterson and his wife Maree (not pictured) said the couple were caught up in the attack before he was stabbed

A male offender drove his car into a sidewalk before setting it on fire and proceeding to stab shoppers and police, witnesses said.

Video: Three stabbed, one dead in Melbourne

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