One stabbed in central Sydney street attack

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Aug 13 2019 03:02 PM | Updated as of Aug 13 2019 03:35 PM

SYDNEY, Australia - Australian police arrested a man who stabbed a woman and chased several others in central Sydney Tuesday before being pinned down by members of the public, eyewitnesses told AFP.

Megan Hayley said a man with a large kitchen knife chased several people through a busy office district and "five or six others were chasing him behind, trying to stop him, they caught him and restrained him" with chairs and a plastic crate.

Images broadcast by Australian media showed the man jumping on the roof of a car brandishing a knife shouting "Allahu Akbar" and "shoot me."

Police said the man had been detained and the woman was in a "stable" condition.