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Melbourne stabbing: two men in hospital after Brunswick shopping centre attack

Two men have been rushed to hospital after being stabbed inside a popular Melbourne shopping centre.

Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the attack at Barkly Square in Brunswick just after 8 am on Monday, and were taken to hospital in stable condition.

A caller to Melbourne radio station 3AW, said her brother, a Coles employee at the shopping centre, was present during the incident.

“The shopping centre has been evacuated. There was a guy running around with a knife,” she said.

“All of the employees are locked up in their various shops.”

A spokesperson for Coles told the Guardian reports of a customer being stabbed were false, adding the supermarket was not involved in the incident.

A man was arrested at the scene and was also taken to hospital with self-inflicted wounds.

Police say they are not searching for anyone else over the incident and there is no threat to the community.

Barkley square is a popular shopping centre off Sydney Road in Brunswick. The complex will remain closed for the rest of the day.

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