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The 32-year-old who allegedly used a car to mow down pedestrians on Flinders Street in Melbourne was not motivated by terrorism, police believe.
Late last night, Victorian police said they were investigating the matter as a deliberate act allegedly committed by a man with a history of mental health issues and drug use. The Herald Sun has named the man as Saeed Noori.
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