Agency, 13 August : A woman was taken to hospital after she was stabbed in downtown Sydney on Tuesday (Aug 13) in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack. A man has been taken into custody.
The unidentified man had also tried unsuccessfully to stab other people, police said, in an incident that brought the central business district in Australia’s largest city to a standstill in the early afternoon.
Images broadcast by Australian media showed a man jumping on the roof of a car brandishing a knife.
The man fell to the ground when the car moved and was confronted by a person holding a chair, a video showed.
Other footage showed the man pinned to the ground by several people holding two chairs and a milk crate on top of him.
“About 2pm, emergency services responded following reports a man was walking along York Street, Sydney, armed with a knife,” New South Wales (NSW) Police Force said in a Facebook post.
“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.”
It added: “Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics located a woman inside a hotel, who had a stab wound.”
Police said the woman was in a stable condition and there were no immediate reports of other injuries, despite “a number of attempted stabbings by the same offender”.
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