(PM) — A stabbing attack occurred in the Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday morning, local media reported, with witnesses telling Porter Medium that it appeared the suspect was detained by passers-by and was brought into custody by police.
The incident happened by King St. and Clarence St. in the Central Business District.
Video from the scene posted later by local 7 News Sydney shows a male on what reporter Andrew Denney described as a “stabbing rampage” before civilians detained the suspect.
A witness told Sky News that the man shouted “Allahu Akbar” and then told the police “shoot me in the face”.
Police say that there is no further threat to the public.
According to local news reports, at least one person was stabbed and one person was arrested. Multiple people were involved in the arrest that the video purports to show, including a fireman.
The woman who was stabbed is in ‘stable condition’, according to Sky News Australia.
A witness near the scene at Park St. and Pitt St. told Porter Medium that he saw a significant emergency response headed towards the scene of the incident.
(Reporting by Eli Ridder; Editing by Jeffery Porter)