Published: 19:51, April 15, 2024
Several injured in Sydney in the second stabbing incident in three days
By Reuters

A black ribbon is projected onto the Sydney Opera House on April 15, 2024, as a mark of respect for the victims of the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping mall attack. (PHOTO / AFP)

SYDNEY - 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.

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.

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