Man yelling Allahu Akbar stabs woman in Sydney

World | 13 Aug 2019 1:48 pm

Australian police arrested a man who 
stabbed a woman and chased several others in central Sydney today before being pinned down by members of the public, eyewitnesses told AFP. 
Megan Hayley said a man with a large kitchen knife chased several people though a busy office district and "five or six others were chasing him behind, 
trying to stop him, they caught him and restrained him" with chairs and a plastic crate. 
Images broadcast by Australian media showed the man jumping on the roof of a car brandishing a knife shouting "Allahu Akbar" and "shoot me". 
Police said the man had been detained and the woman was in a "stable." 

New South Wales Police Superintendent Gavin Wood said the man had tried to stab the woman before trying to stab others, ABC News reports.

"There has been, again, subsequent to that stabbing a number of attempted stabbings by the same offender and bearing in mind we have multiple crime scenes, we are in the infancy stage of this investigation," he said. He said the man had been arrested and "the threat has been negated.''

"The male offender was on his own and there was no other person complicit at this stage.-Photo: Twitter/ABC News




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