- A man has been charged after allegedly ramming into a police car in Melbourne
- Police approached car and a found man, 26, who appeared to be unconscious
- When officers got close, the man allegedly drove at them and hit their vehicle
- Policeman tasered and tackled him to the ground in dramatic arrest on Tuesday
- He has been charged with endangering life and will appear in court Wednesday
A man who allegedly rammed a police car in Melbourne’s Bourke Street has been charged after two guns were also found in his car, police said.
Officers approached the vehicle on Tuesday and found a 26-year-old who appeared to be unconscious, before he allegedly drove at police and slammed into their car.
They tasered and arrested him and he was charged with conduct endangering life and remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
Terrified workers on Bourke Street reportedly hid in their store after hearing loud bangs coming from the same street where James Gargasolous allegedly mowed down pedestrians in January.
A man who allegedly rammed a police car in Melbourne’s Bourke Street has been charged after officers also found two guns in his car
Officers approached the vehicle on Tuesday and found a 26-year-old who appeared to be unconscious. He is pictured during the dramatic arrest on Tuesday
‘We just ran and hid. We thought it was another Bourke Street. We were all here for that so we were terrified,’ a witness told the Herald Sun.
The man reportedly mounted the pavement outside a McDonald’s, and then tried to reverse before allegedly smashing into the police vehicle, witnesses said.
But police managed to corner the man and tackled him to the ground before arresting him at the scene.
There were reports the man had been driving on the wrong side of the road earlier in the afternoon, and that a witness yelled out that the man had a gun.
Two two large fire arms were among the items police allegedly retrieved from the car
Police managed to corner the man and tackled him to the ground with a taser before arresting him at the scene. His car reportedly had a broken windscreen
The terrifying incident unfolded on the same stretch of road where four people were killed and two later died of their injuries after Gargasolous allegedly drove his car into pedestrians.
More than 30 people were injured during the rampage, which began with Gargasolous allegedly stabbing his brother and ended with him being shot in the arm by police.
He was charged with six counts of murder and 28 of attempted murder over the January 20 incident, but has not yet faced court because he is ‘mentally unfit’.
The terrifying incident unfolded on the same stretch of road where four people lost their lives and two later died of their wounds after Gargasolous allegedly drove his car into pedestrians on Bourke Street
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