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Several people injured in a stabbing incident at a Sydney church, police say

Officers arrested a male and he is assisting police with inquiries, a police statement said

Reuters Sydney Published 15.04.24, 04:47 PM
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A number of people were injured in a stabbing at a church in Walkley, about 30 km (18 miles) west of the Sydney central business district, police authorities said on Monday.

Officers arrested a male and he is assisting police with inquiries, a police statement said.

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The injured people suffered non-life threatening injuries and are being treated by paramedics, police said.

Local media reported that a church leader and several worshippers were stabbed during a service at the church. Videos of the incident circulating online showed a man lunging and stabbing a speaker.

Its the second stabbing incident in Sydney after six people were killed in a knife attack at a mall in Sydney's Bondi area on Saturday.

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