Published: Tue, August 13, 2019

Knife-wielding man goes on stabbing rampage in Sydney; body found

Knife-wielding man goes on stabbing rampage in Sydney; body found

Australian police are investigating unconfirmed reports of an armed man in downtown Sydney, a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday, and witnesses reported seeing an injured man carrying a knife.

On Twitter, NSW Police said, "Police operation King and Clarence Streets, Sydney CBD".

Before police arrived, the man was allegedly detained by members of the public, who used chair and milk crates to pin him down.

A witness told 2GB he hit a young man who ran in front of his vehicle on York Street.

Video shows the man jumping onto a vehicle roof in the middle of the street before being restrained by members of the public with milk crates and chairs.

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

"Inquiries are underway after the body of a woman was found inside a unit on Clarence St in Sydney at about 3.15pm today", the spokesperson said.

An employee from the shop told news.com.au he saw the man run past.

Without hesitation, one man armed with nothing but a wicker chair from a nearby cafe slowly approached the alleged attacker.

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


Paul O'Shaughnessy and his brother Luke, from Manchester, heard a disturbance outside their office on King Street in the Sydney CBD.

More footage has emerged showing the moment the knife-wielding man was restrained. "I want to acknowledge those members of the public who got involved", he said.

"A number of members of the public physically restrained the offender". "These members of the public have jumped into this situation that was extremely hostile", Wood said."They have brought this person into custody and allowed us to do our job".

'So insane! A random dude just started stabbing people in the city right outside where we were having lunch, ' @JackHuddo said on Twitter.

Dozens of Police have swarmed the area along with a number of ambulances.

NSW Police arrest the alleged attacker, who caused mass panic in Sydney's CBD.

"He ran all the way back to near my work where a lot of others had cornered him for the police".

"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".

An Uber driver added: "I was next to a fire truck in York Street and he jumped on the bonnet of my auto".

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