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Man arrested after knife rampage in Sydney CBD

13 Aug 2019, 21:20 ( 3 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Policemen are seen at the site of the attack in Sydney, Australia, Aug. 13, 2019. A man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a woman and threatening others in broad daylight in the Australian city of Sydney's central business district on Tuesday. Photo Xinhua/Bai Xuefei.

A man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing a woman and threatening others in broad daylight in the Australian city of Sydney's central business district on Tuesday.

   "About 2 p.m. (AEST), emergency services responded following reports a man was walking along York Street, Sydney, armed with a knife," New South Wales State Police said in a statement.

   Footage posted to social media shows the man yelling and brandishing the knife, before being apprehended by members of the public.

   A woman was located inside a nearby hotel with a stab wound and was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

   In the footage the assailant jumps on top of a car and faces off with a member of the public who uses a chair to defend himself.

   Later, bystanders including a firefighter used implements such as chairs and a crate to restrain the offender before help arrived.

   Police told Xinhua that order has been restored in the area and that the motive for the attack is under investigation.