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Police shoot through man’s car window Altona Meadows service station Melbourne after curfew

Police shoot through a 64-year-old man’s car window after he ‘drove at them’ at 1.20am when they asked why he was breaking Melbourne’s curfew

  • Police approached the man after he pulled into Altona Meadows service station
  • Melbourne residents aren’t allowed to leave their homes between 8pm and 5am
  • He ignored the officers’ request to turn off his car off before driving toward them
  • The man is currently under police guard in hospital due to a medical condition 

Police have been forced to shoot through a 64-year-old man’s car window after he allegedly drove at them in Melbourne’s southwest. 

Officers approached the man after he pulled into Altona Meadows service station, just after 1.20am on Sunday, to question why he was out after curfew.  

Under Melbourne’s strict stage four lockdown, residents aren’t allowed to leave their homes between 8pm and 5am unless for work, medical reasons or caregiving.

Officers approached the man after he pulled into Altona Meadows service station, just after 1.20am on Sunday, to question why he was out after curfew

The driver ignored the officers’ request to turn off his car off, before allegedly driving towards police.

An approaching officer then pulled out his gun and shot through the window. 

The car was followed for a short time in nearby residential streets before the driver turned into Harrison Court and was arrested.

The Altona Meadows man is currently under police guard in hospital due to a medical condition.

No one was injured as a result of the incident. 

Victoria recorded another 16 deaths and 279 more coronavirus cases on Sunday. 

The deaths take the total number nationally to 395 and the toll in Victoria to 309.

Under Melbourne's strict stage four lockdown, residents aren't allowed to leave their homes between 8pm and 5am unless for work, medical reasons or caregiving. Pictured: Police and the army at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne

Under Melbourne’s strict stage four lockdown, residents aren’t allowed to leave their homes between 8pm and 5am unless for work, medical reasons or caregiving. Pictured: Police and the army at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne

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