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

Australian police and witnesses say a knife-wielding man yelling "Allahu akbar," or "God is great," attempted to stab several people in Sydney before being arrested, with one person taken to a hospital.


Witnesses say the man, wielding a long knife, attempted to stab multiple people near a busy intersection.


New South Wales state police said in a statement that a man was arrested, and that a woman was taken to a hospital in stable condition. It was unclear whether the man stabbed anyone else.


A witness told reporters that the man was screaming comments about religion, before yelling to police that he wanted to be shot. Police said he used the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar."


פרסום ראשון: 08.13.19, 09:47