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Man dramatically arrested following stabbing spree in Sydney's CBD

Man dramatically arrested following stabbing spree in Sydney's CBD

Wood added that one stabbing was confirmed but alleged the man attempted to stab a number of other people before being restrained.

An man armed with a large knife has been arrested in central Sydney after allegedly stabbing a woman this afternoon, sparking a major police operation.

"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".

A short statement issued to media confirmed the discovery of the woman's body, with police officials now looking into whether it is connected to the earlier alleged stabbing incident.

"Inquiries are underway after the body of a woman was found inside a unit on Clarence Street about 3.15pm", a police spokesperson said.

A woman is taken by ambulance, as police officers investigate a scene following reports of a stabbing in Sydney, Australia August 13, 2019.

"[He was] about three or four metres away from me, and then came about five or six other men chasing him", the witness said.

"They were fearless and I can only use that word seriously - they were significantly courageous people", he said.

Superintendent Gavin Wood said the man had made "multiple attempts" to stab other people but was "luckily unsuccessful", the ABC reported. Police said he used the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar".

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Police said they had not yet determined a motive for the stabbings.

Video footage on Twitter showed a young man running across a city intersection and jumping onto the hood of a vehicle, waving what appeared to be a knife.

Paramedics found a woman with a stab wound taking refuge in a nearby hotel.

"There were police, people with their phone out, there were fireys trying to contain him".

"Everyone was just running away from where the fire brigade truck was and the next thing I saw this guy jumping over the vehicle".

A witness, who was having lunch directly across from where the incident took place near the corners of King and Clarence Street, said he saw "a lot of people running".

Superintendent Wood has also praised the bystanders who helped restrain the man.

In footage shared on social media, the alleged assailant can be seen jumping onto the bonnet of a auto wielding a knife. "Traffic in the area is heavy, and motorists are advised to use an alternative route", they said.


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