Man arrested after trying to stab several in Sydney; 1 hurt

Man With Knife Arrested In Sydney CBD Amid Reports Of Multiple People Injured

Man With Knife Arrested In Sydney CBD Amid Reports Of Multiple People Injured

A video shows the man jumping onto a auto roof in the middle of the street before being restrained by members of the public with milk crates and chairs.

Police have praised the extraordinary bravery of bystanders who ran towards danger today, confronting a man armed with a knife in Sydney's CBD and preventing potential tragedy.

Meantime Seven News is reporting the man responsible for the attack had absconded from a mental health facility several days ago.

O'Shaughnesy said he and his brother took off in hot pursuit, rushing down an escalator to chase the man.

The man's offending first came to public light when he was seen running amok through Clarence Street.

What followed was six minutes of "terrifying carnage", Mr Fuller said.

"We have a female person with a stab wound to the back now being treated by paramedics and is en route to a Sydney hospital", Police Superintendent Gavin Wood told reporters in Sydney.

Police said the wounded woman was stable and there were no immediate reports of other injuries, despite "a number of attempted stabbings by the same offender".

The woman's body was found after the man was arrested.

However, Commissioner Fuller said a thumb drive linked to the alleged offender suggested he had "some ideologies" in relation to terrorism.

How the Sydney knife attack unfolded How the Sydney knife attack unfolded.

More footage has emerged showing the moment the knife-wielding man was restrained.

"He jumped on the roof of the auto behind us", he said.

Multiple people are then seen pinning him down with a crate on his head and two chairs holding his body down.

One video shows him being pinned to the ground by members of the public while another showed him being led away by police.

Detective Superintendent Gavin Wood, of New South Wales Police, stated, "These people are heroes, and I want to acknowledge that".

He said their actions had prevented others from being hurt.

"So insane! A random dude just started stabbing people in the city right outside where we were having lunch".

7News reported that element more bluntly, writing of the suspect, "He was also heard yelling "Allahu Akbar" at an intersection as passersby tried to apprehend him".

Dramatic vision, obtained by 7 News, shows the alleged attacker, covered in blood, being restrained by citizens and emergency services workers.

"He was fearless, he was completely fearless".

"But honestly it just didn't enter into my head and I know definitely with Luke because Luke was straight in there and I just analysed the situation and, you know, as a brother he was my major concern".

Jamie Ingram gave chase to distract the knifeman from pedestrians on York Street.

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