Witness Appeal for Bourke Street Evade

Police are investigating following an incident in Melbourne CBD this afternoon.

Police attempted to pull over a green Mitsubishi Lancer about 4.55pm on Swanston Street in relation to a traffic related incident.

The vehicle evaded police and travelled north on Swanston Street before turning down Bourke Street Mall, driving along the tram tracks before crashing into a bollard.

At the time of the vehicle crashing into the bollard police drew their firearms.

A male passenger ran on foot towards Elizabeth Street and the vehicle did a U-turn back along Bourke Street towards Swanston Street.

It was followed by Victoria Police Air Wing and has since been located on Ashworth Street in Albert Park about 6.40pm without number plates.

At this stage police do not believe the vehicle was intending to harm pedestrians, instead it was taking evasive action to avoid police intercept.

There have been no reports of injury at this time.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If members of the public have images or video footage that may assist police with their investigation they are encouraged to upload them here → https://upload.police.vic.gov.au/

Please remember to include your personal details together with your uploaded files as the police may want to get in touch with you for more information.

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