Sydney stabbing: Armed man halted by 'brave' bystanders, police say

Sydney stabbing: Armed man halted by ‘courageous’ bystanders, police say

Police and witnesses at the scene of the arrest in central SydneyPicture copyright

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The incident unfolded in Sydney’s metropolis centre

An armed man has been arrested in central Sydney after stabbing a lady and being detained on the road by members of the general public, authorities say.

Police stated the person additionally tried to hold out additional stabbings and that there have been “a number of crime scenes”.

“These makes an attempt fortunately have been unsuccessful,” stated Supt Gavin Wooden of New South Wales Police.

The injured lady was taken to hospital in a secure situation. Police stated there was no ongoing menace.

The motivation for the assault was not but recognized, they added.

“It might seem at this stage it’s unprovoked, however we’re retaining a really open thoughts as we transfer ahead,” stated Supt Wooden.

The incident unfolded at about 14:00 native time (04:00 GMT) on Tuesday close to Clarence St and King St, a busy space within the metropolis centre.

Movies posted on-line present a person working by way of the streets brandishing a knife, earlier than folks try and cease him and finally sort out him to the bottom.

Different pictures present the suspect being pinned down with a chair and a milk crate, then being taken away by police.

Supt Wooden stated the injured lady had been discovered inside a close-by lodge.

He praised those that had intervened within the “extraordinarily harmful and hostile” scenario, saying their actions had helped seize the person.

“They have been considerably courageous folks,” Supt Wooden stated.

Authorities urged folks to keep away from the realm. Police stated they’d launch extra data because it grew to become accessible.

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