SYDNEY (Reuters) – A lady was taken to hospital after she was stabbed in downtown Sydney in what gave the impression to be an unprovoked assault by a person who has been taken into custody, police stated.
A lady is taken by ambulance, as law enforcement officials examine a scene following experiences of a stabbing in Sydney, Australia, August 13, 2019. Dean Lewis/AAP/through REUTERS
The unidentified man had additionally tried unsuccessfully to stab different folks, police stated, in an incident that introduced the central enterprise district in Australia’s largest metropolis to a standstill within the early afternoon.
“We have now a feminine particular person with a stab wound to the again at present being handled by paramedics and is en path to a Sydney hospital,” Police Superintendent Gavin Wooden informed reporters in Sydney.
He stated the girl’s accidents weren’t life-threatening.
Wooden additionally stated the assault gave the impression to be unprovoked however police had been preserving an open thoughts.
Video footage on Twitter confirmed a younger man working throughout a metropolis intersection and leaping onto the hood of a automobile, waving what gave the impression to be a knife.
The person fell to the bottom when the automobile moved and was confronted by an individual holding a chair, the video confirmed.
Different footage confirmed the person pinned to the bottom by a number of folks holding two chairs and a milk crate on prime of him.
A lady who answered the telephone at a Subway retailer close to the scene informed Reuters: “We noticed the particular person with a knife over there bleeding.”
“The cops are right here they usually blocked the street proper now, so we are able to’t go exterior. They stated: ‘It’s against the law scene, you possibly can’t come out’,” stated the girl, who declined to offer her title.
Police stated the person was appearing alone.
Reporting by Sonali Paul and Byron Kaye; Writing by Jonathan Barrett; Enhancing by Paul Tait