Man with knife arrested after major police operation, Sydney CBD
Aug 13 2019
NSW Police have confirmed a woman has been found dead near the scene of this afternoon's alleged knife attack in the Sydney CBD, however they are still investigating whether or not it is linked to the earlier incident.
She was found inside a hotel, with stab injuries to her back and has been taken to hospital in a stable condition, after what NSW Police Superintendent Gavin Wood called an "unprovoked" attack.
A woman is taken by ambulance from Hotel CBD at the corner of King and York Street in Sydney, Australia.
Along with other passers-by, they used a milk crate and a chair to keep him pinned to the ground, he said.
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.
Footage shows the man jumping on to the roof of a auto and falling to the ground when the vehicle tries to drive away, with members of the public in pursuit.
It's understood those members of the public along with NSW Fire and Rescue Officers then chased him down and held him before Police arrived on scene.
Police gave no further information but Seven News said a man was in custody after arming himself with a knife and running through downtown Sydney.