Reports of stabbing in Sydney's CBD

Police at the scene

Police at the scene

The body was discovered in an apartment in Clarence St.

It's understood the woman had suffered knife wounds to her throat.

One woman was attacked, New South Wales police have confirmed.

Police said a woman found in a hotel with a stab wound to her back has been taken to hospital.

"A number of members of the public physically restrained the offender".

"We will allege the offender has attempted to stab multiple people, luckily unsuccessfully".

Superintendent Wood says they believe the attack was random.

"We don't know the causation or the rationale for his actions today".

"It appears at this stage it was unprovoked however we're keeping a very open mind as we move forward".

Police said the man also attempted to carry out further stabbings and that there were "multiple crime scenes".

Pic from @Ayusha77 but unclear if originally hers. They approached a person with... clear evidence of a stabbing previously.

"The violent attack that took place in Sydney this afternoon is deeply concerning".

A short time later, members of the public detained the man before police arrested him.

At least one woman has been confirmed to be injured.

The injured woman was taken to St Vincent's hospital in a stable condition.

Police at the scene in Sydney, Australia.

Video posted on Twitter shows the man yelled at police: "F***ing shoot me in the f***ing head" before he was wrestled to the ground by bystanders and a milk crate was placed over his head.

Video footage on Twitter showed a man running across a city intersection and jumping onto the hood of a vehicle, waving what appeared to be a knife.

The pair chased the man and then managed to get a grip on him with the help of a third person. (9News) The suspected attacker is hauled away by police in Sydney's CBD. He is now under arrest.

A major police operation in central Sydney after reports of stabbing. Just your regular Tuesday. A man is in custody after reportedly going on a rampage in Sydney's CBD.

Footage of the incident showed the man jumping on top of a large black Mercedes station wagon.

No other serious injuries have been reported.

The hotel, on the corner of York and King St, remains in lockdown.

When questioned by fire fighters as they pinned the man down, the witness was asked what he'd seen happen.

- Laura Jayes (@ljayes) August 13, 2019Lots of police below on York street and street closed off, saw people running.

Emergency services on the scene of an operation in Sydney.

Gavin Wood of NSW Police told media that "most importantly, the threat has been negated".

The witness said the man ran off after being hit and rolling onto the front of his vehicle.

It's understood one person has been arrested.

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