Crazed driver is shot dead after mowing down six in Brazil

A man has been shot dead in Brazil after mowing down six people in his car and then trying to attack police who surrounded him with a knife as he got out of his vehicle.

Brazilian police have not ruled out terrorism but have not classified the incident as a terrorist act at this stage.

Video footage showed the motorist careering into pedestrians in the town of Lages in the southern state of Santa Catarina.

A man has been shot dead in Brazil after mowing down six people in his car and then trying to attack police who surrounded him with a knife as he got out of his vehicle

A man has been shot dead in Brazil after mowing down six people in his car and then trying to attack police who surrounded him with a knife as he got out of his vehicle

One of the people run over, a 33-year-old woman named as Janaina Antunes Correia, is said to be 'serious.' 

The others, who include a police officer hit while he was on his motorbike, are not believed to have been seriously injured.

The driver has been identified locally as Giovanni Oliveira Fornari, 41, from Ponta Grossa in the state of Parana. He is not thought to have a criminal record.

He died after being taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

A 29-year-old woman, a 46-year-old man and military police

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