Terrifying footage has captured the moment a driver mounted a pavement and mowed down pedestrians before being shot dead as he tried to stab police with a knife.
Horrified bystanders can be seen diving for cover as the motorist ploughs through a pedestrianised boardwalk as shoppers browsed a market in Lages, a town in the southern state of Santa Catarina.
Six people were struck by the car before the driver was shot dead when he tried to attack police with a knife after officers surrounded him.
Brazilian police said the motive for the attack is unclear at this stage but have not ruled out that it was a terrorist act.
One of the people run over, a 33-year-old woman named as Janaina Antunes Correia, is said to be “serious.”