Sydney Stabbing: One dead, one injured, possible ‘domestic terror incident’

  • August 13, 2019

A woman is carried by paramedics, as police officers investigate a scene following reports of a stabbing in Sydney, Australia, August 13, 2019. Dean Lewis/AAP/via REUTERS

Police have confirmed the body of a woman found inside an apartment near the site of carnage to be directly linked – earlier they were investigating into it.

Two women were stabbed by a ‘crazy’ knife man in Sydney’s CBD on Tuesday – one fatal, one non life-threatening.

A woman believed to be in her twenties was found inside an apartment on Clarence Street. Police have cordoned off the area, and are escorting the residents out of the apartment. An investigation is ongoing, and the police are working towards reassuring people that they’re safe.

Another woman was also stabbed in the back. She is being treated in a nearby hospital, and is not in danger.

Video images on Twitter showed a young man running across a city intersection and jumping onto the hood of a car, waving what appeared to be a long-bladed knife.

The man, who was yelling, fell to the ground when the car moved and was confronted by a person holding a chair, the video showed. It was unclear what the man was calling out.

Other footage showed the man pinned to the ground by several people holding two chairs and a milk crate on top of him.

According to The Guardian, “it’s expected the man will be charged with the homicide of a young woman in her 20s, and serious assault charges for the stabbing, and potentially – if it becomes a terrorist incident – there will be charges relating to that.”

Although very early to comment upon, the incident could be treated as a ‘domestic terrorist incident’, if police establish the motive was to create terror. However, police are also saying the ‘arrested man had a history of mental health issues’ and were investigating reports he had absconded from a mental health facility.