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At least six dead in shopping center stabbing, terror clues not positive – Liberation

At least six dead in shopping center stabbing, terror clues not positive – Liberation

The knife-wielding suspect was reportedly shot dead by Australian police on Saturday, April 13. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese expressed his condolences to the “many victims”.

Australian authorities recommend avoiding Sydney's Westfield shopping center at Bondi Junction. “Major Incident” This Saturday April 13, Communication Guardian. A 40-year-old man armed with a machete known to the police killed at least six people there, according to the police, which they also note does not favor a terrorist trajectory: “At this stage we do not believe the Sydney stabbing is terrorism-related.” Police Chief Karen Webb has indeed clarified “If this is who we think he is… this is not a terrorist incident.”

A sixth victim “One person died in hospital”, A police spokesman said moments later. Five of them are women. 8 injured people are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital. It is reported that the 9-month-old child underwent surgery and the mother died in the attack. Guardian Australia. The Inspector General of Police said that investigations are underway and action will be taken “many days”.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese expressed regret “Many victims”. “The first thoughts of all Australians are with the victims and their loved ones.” He reacted “acted alone”. According to Guardian Australia, The man was shot dead by the police.

Surveillance camera footage broadcast by Australian media showed a man running through the shopping center with a large knife and people lying on the ground.

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As of Saturday afternoon local time, dozens of emergency vehicles, including ambulances, were seen at the scene. A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said they were mobilized as a “A man runs through Westfield with a knife” found.

The sound of gunfire

Some customers reported hearing gunshots. said Jason, a client who was evacuated from the center Australian news site 9 messages He saw that the assailant was allegedly armed “Big Knife”. “Everyone started running towards the end of the building” he said. The witness said she then saw the female police officer shoot the suspect. Another 22-year-old customer, Olinda, told the BBC she saw the attacker. “Run with the knife”. She takes refuge in a random shop with others before closing the door: “The police arrived within 10 minutes, maybe less.” At this time, the reasons for the attack are still unknown.

King Charles III, the British sovereign and head of Australia, responded in a press release this Saturday. He says to himself “terrified” from this “Tragic Knife Attack”. And his determination “Thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those brutally killed in this senseless attack.”

This type of attack is extremely rare in Australia. In November 2018, a man armed with a knife killed one person and injured two others on a Melbourne street. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the crime.

Update Update balance sheet at 10:20 am; “Many victims”. “The first thoughts of all Australians are with the victims and their loved ones”; At 11:25 am with the Prime Minister's statements that the attacker acted alone; At 11:35 am with more context; Sixth victim at 12:15 p.m.; Investigators don't want an additional terror trail at 1 p.m. 1:15 p.m. More context on the suspect; From another customer's testimony at 1:38 p.m.; At 3:45 p.m., with Charles III's reaction; Details of victims at 3:50 p.m.

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