Gripping moment knife-wielding suspect is apprehended in Sydney

  • Gripping moment knife-wielding suspect is apprehended in Sydney

Gripping moment knife-wielding suspect is apprehended in Sydney

He said: "It's nearly like we've actually talked about it, like we've said "hopefully we are around because if it's somebody with a knife and not a gun then we're quite physical lads".

Police are yet to confirm whether the death is linked to the attack in the city. Channel Seven stated that the man had recently escaped from a mental health facility.

A 21-year-old man named Mert Ney went on a stabbing rampage in Sidney, slitting one woman's throat and stabbing another in the back.

"We have a female person with a stab wound to the back now being treated by paramedics and is en route to a Sydney hospital", Police Superintendent Gavin Wood told reporters in Sydney.

He said the woman's injuries were not life-threatening.

The man, who appeared to be caucasian and aged in his 20s, then fled on foot and attempted to stab "a number" of other people, police allege.

"Those attempts thankfully were unsuccessful", Wood said.

Police said they believe there is "no further threat to public safety" but urged people to avoid the area for the time being while officers investigate.

Wood said it appeared that the attack was unprovoked and the man had acted alone.

"The male offender was on his own and there was no other person complicit at this stage".

"They were significantly fearless people", New South Wales Police Superintendent Gavin Wood told reporters at the crime scene.

Pic from @Ayusha77 but unclear if originally hers.

"They were fearless, and and i can only use that word seriously, they were significantly courageous people".

Detective Superintendent Gavin Wood, of New South Wales Police, stated, "These people are heroes, and I want to acknowledge that".

Officers are now searching the suspect's home near Blacktown in Sydney's west.

The injured woman, 41, remains in a stable condition in hospital.

There were unconfirmed reports of other people being stabbed - one fatally.

Screengrab taken with permission from a video issued by 7 News of a man being tackled with a milk crate and chairs by members of the public in Sydney, Australia, following a knife attack. He is now under arrest.

"It's an extraordinary response by the public and just demonstrates that people are prepared to do the right thing if called upon". Just your regular Tuesday.

"I saw an old man going at him with a chair".

Walker said the man with the chair, whom he identified as a bank worker, had used the chair "like a lion tamer", trying to turn the man around as he ran through the city streets.

King Street remains closed between Clarence and York, and Clarence Street is closed northbound between Market Street and King Street.

A man is seen being arrested on Clarence Street in Sydney.