Man Shouts Allahu Akbar As He Goes On Stabbing Rampage In Sydney
A man went on a stabbing rampage in Sydney, Australia, screaming “Allahu Akbar” and he ended up getting at least one person injured before he was pinned down by firefighters.
The man, armed with a foot-long knife allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” and “shoot me” during the incident.
Witnesses, including firefighters armed with axes, chased the man, who was covered in blood, through the city’s business district before pinning him to the ground. People nearby helped pin the man to the floor using a chair from a nearby cafe and a milk crate.
He was then swiftly taken into custody by police.
The injured woman was immediately rushed to the hospital.
People have been urged to avoid the area around King and Clarence Streets at the heart of the central business district (CBD) while police were carrying out investigations.
The alleged attack took place at around 2pm local time, near Wynard Station just as people were finishing their lunch breaks.
Marco, who was working at Batch Cafe, said he saw a man in his 20s and he had a blade that was about a foot long.
“He was trying to smash a driver side window of a random car with the knife. He was unsuccessful. People were chasing him by that stage. There was fireys [firefighters] chasing him with axes and he went around the corner.”