South Melbourne man, 27, charged for allegedly stabbing four people with glass bottle after failed robbery on tram in CBD

A man has been charged after an alleged attempted robbery on a busy tram and the stabbing of four people in Melbourne CBD.

Emergency services were called to the Princes Bridge, near Flinders St Station, on Friday about 5:30pm over reports multiple people had been injured.

Police were told by witnesses a man boarded a tram and tried to rob one of the passengers, which was unsuccessful, and then left the carriage.

It is then alleged he stabbed four people.

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He was handcuffed and arrested by police. One photo showed the man sitting on the ground surrounded by four officers and a paramedic.

Part of the tram line was cordoned off with police tape as the injured were treated.

A 67-year-old Warneet man, a 56-year-old Collingwood woman, a 24-year-old Kennington woman and a 46-year-old Hoppers Crossing woman were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The offender was identified as a 27-year-old South Melbourne man.

He was charged with four counts of reckless cause injury.

The man was remanded in custody to appear at Melbourne’s Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam or CCTV footage, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit 

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