The mother of the driver, who shot down 18 people in Melbourne, attacked journalists

The mother of the driver, who shot down 18 people in Melbourne, attacked journalists

The mother of a Melbourne driver, who on Thursday was shot down 18 pedestrians on a busy street, attacked the journalists near the court building.

Today, December 23 in the court of Melbourne, 32-year-old Afghan immigrant said Noori had to press charges after he rammed a crowd of pedestrians on Flinders street.

Before starting a meeting near the courthouse, the journalists came across the mother of the immigrant, which hid the face under the hijab. Nobody knows what really set her off, but after seeing reporters, the woman aggressively swung the bag on journalists and something shouted, perhaps in the Pashto language.

🆘 ‼ this😬🔥 #Australia: Mother of #SaeedNoori, the Afghan who mowed 18 Christmas shoppers with his SUV this week, wants beat up the photojournalists with her bag when she appeared in court of #Melbourne.

— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) January 23, 2017

An emotional scene played out in the courtroom, when a woman at the time of reading the charges out loud sobbing and rocking from side to side. She also tried to come to my son to photograph it on your mobile phone, but the bailiff helped her back to her place.

During a meeting of the immigrant was charged with 19 point, 18 – attempted murder and one count of threatening life.

According to Prime Minister Daniel Andrews, 12 people wounded on Thursday, still in hospital, and 3 people continue to fight for his life.

Acting chief Commissioner Shane Patton said that during interrogation Noori «gave a speech about the voices and dreams». Law enforcement officials did not tell other details of the interrogation.

According to Patton, experts on terrorism have found no evidence that Noori planned the attack in advance and did not believe that it was a terrorist act. Officials said that while investigators have not determined the motive of the act Noori, they do not exclude communication with extremist groups.

Noori arrived in Australia in 2004, through the program for immigrants. Since 2008, he had several clashes with the law. According to unconfirmed information, the man went on a crime «due to the palpable harm inflicted on Muslims around the world.»