SYDNEY - A man has been arrested after
allegedly stabbing a woman and threatening others in broad daylight in the Australian
city of Sydney's central business district on Tuesday.
"About 2 pm
(AEST), emergency services responded following reports a man was walking along
York Street, Sydney, armed with a knife," New South Wales State Police
said in a statement.
Footage posted to
social media shows the man yelling and brandishing the knife, before being
apprehended by members of the public.
A woman was located
inside a nearby hotel with a stab wound and was taken to hospital in a stable
In the footage the
assailant jumps on top of a car and faces off with a member of the public who
uses a chair to defend himself.
including a firefighter used implements such as chairs and a crate to restrain
the offender before help arrived.
Police told Xinhua
that order has been restored in the area and that the motive for the attack is