Knife attack leaves several injured at church in Sydney suburb, man arrested

The victims, including a bishop, suffered “non-life threatening injuries”, local police said.



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The Good Shepherd Church, in Wakeley (Australia), where a man allegedly injured four people with a knife before being arrested, Monday April 15, 2024. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW / FRANCEINFO)

Australian police announced on Monday April 15 that they had arrested a man who injured several people in an Assyrian church in Wakeley, a suburb of Sydney (Australia). The victims, including a bishop, suffer “non-life-threatening injuries”, police said. Paramedics told AFP that four people, men aged between 20 and 70, were injured. This assault comes only two days after the stabbing attack which left six people dead in the city on Saturday.

According to the Australian site Sky News, a man dressed in black repeatedly stabbed a bishop, who “was urgently transferred to hospital”. Questioned by Sky News, the mayor of the city, Franck Carbone, affirms that the bishop will be released after his hospitalization.

On Saturday, an assailant attacked passers-by with a knife in a crowded shopping center in the city, Australia’s economic capital, killing at least six people. “This was a horrific act of violence, indiscriminately targeting innocent people on an ordinary Saturday while they were out shopping.” said Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

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