Hassan Khalif Shire Ali deluded and paranoid before Bourke Street attack, friends say

Those who knew attacker say he had substance abuse problems and believed he was being chased

People who knew the Bourke Street attacker, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, say he suffered delusions and substance abuse problems in the lead-up to his terrorist attack in the centre of Melbourne on Friday, and believed he was being chased by “unseen people with spears”.

Victoria police have also confirmed that two victims of Shire Ali’s attack in Melbourne are in a stable condition and recovering, as tributes continue to flow in for cafe owner Sisto Malaspina, 74, who was killed on Friday afternoon.

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