A funding campaign has raised almost A$100,000 (£55,000; $72,000) to help a homeless man who tried to stop a knife-wielding attacker in Melbourne by ramming him with a shopping trolley.
Michael Rogers, dubbed “Trolley Man” online, was filmed on Friday trying to prevent Hassan Khalif Shire Ali from stabbing two police officers.
The suspect had already killed a cafe owner and injured two other people.
He was later shot by police and died in hospital.
When tracked down by reporters, Mr Rogers, 46, told 7 News: “I threw the trolley straight at him, and I got him. I didn’t quite get him down, though.”
At the time he was only metres from a burning car full of gas cylinders, which the attacker had set alight near Bourke Street, a busy road in the city centre. Read more