Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Man arrested after trying to stab several people in Sydney; 1 hurt

Man arrested after trying to stab several people in Sydney; 1 hurt

Just witnessed incredible bravery from members of the public and ⁦@FRNSW⁩ officers chasing down a man on a stabbing rampage in Sydney's CBD.

Police have reported one woman has been stabbed and a man has been arrested.

Police said a woman found in a hotel with a stab wound to her back has been taken to hospital.

A man stabbed a woman and attempted to knife several other people in central Sydney Tuesday before being pinned down by members of the public and detained by police, eyewitnesses and officials said, with the body of a woman found later in a nearby building.

He was armed with a large knife.

But police have not confirmed whether the death is linked to the stabbing.

At least one person has been stabbed in a violent incident in Sydney's CBD. The man - who appeared to be a young Caucasian man, with brown hair, wearing jeans and a shirt - has been arrested and taken into custody.

Police added: "It is believed there is no further threat to public safety".

A New South Wales Police spokeswoman said the suspect was apprehended near Wynyard Street at about 2pm local time (5am GMT).

"Really scary stuff, thought gunman or something insane", Jack told 10 daily.

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'A guy said "he's gone that way!" and he was pretty quick, so we just ran after him straight down York Street and came over the road and people were moving away, ' Paul told Daily Mail Australia.

After stabbing the woman in the Hotel CBD he ran out into the street and yelled "Allahu Akbar!" as he jumped on the roof and hood of a Mercedes, before he is confronted by a man with a chair.

The alleged stabber was restrained with a milk crate.

Detective Superintendent Gavin Wood told reporters that they intervened in the face of "incredible danger".

"These people are heroes, and I want to acknowledge that". He said they had armed themselves with an axe and a crowbar.

"They were courageous, and and i can only use that word seriously, they were significantly fearless people". To approach a person with the mindset of what this person (had), these people are clearly heroes.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his thoughts were with all people "impacted by this violent attack", commending the fearless actions of bystanders.

A heavy police presence remains at multiple crime scenes.

"As police made their way to the location, there were multiple reports the man had stabbed someone near the corner of King and Clarence Streets".

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