BREAKING: Man Has Been Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Multiple People In Sydney CBD
See official release from NSW Police below:
— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) August 13, 2019
A truly terrifying situation has unfolded in Sydney's CBD this afternoon.
According to NSW police and eyewitness reports a man has been arrested near Wynard Station after he allegedly stabbed multiple people.
Just witnessed incredible bravery from members of the public and @FRNSW officers chasing down a man on a stabbing rampage in Sydney’s CBD. He is now under arrest. @7NewsSydney pic.twitter.com/wNKatejHVp
— Andrew Denney (@Andrew_Denney) August 13, 2019
"There is a police operation that is ongoing in CBD," said a police spokesperson as videos and images from the scene have begun flooding social media.
At this stage there has been no official statement on how many people have been injured however emergency services are allegedly treating people.
— Nine.com.au (@Ninecomau) August 13, 2019
It appears the man in question has been arrested. pic.twitter.com/hMLyKhUDZi
— Laura Jayes (@ljayes) August 13, 2019
Some random dude started stabbing people right outside my office in #Wynyard and a group of people held him down. Be careful folks, also avoid CBD KingSt and Clarence if you can there is police blocking those streets #Sydney #CBD #freak #Stabbing pic.twitter.com/2SAdtw7ZRa
— Kartik Lad (@kartiklad) August 13, 2019
People have been urged to avoid the area around King and Clarence Streets.
We will bring you more as this story develops.