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UK NewsBrave Brits tackle crazed knifeman in Sydney

17:30  13 august  2019
17:30  13 august  2019 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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'We're quite physical lads': Two Manchester brothers praised for restraining Sydney stabbing attacker The brothers have been hailed as 'brave' by Australia's Prime Minister and the New South Wales police force . © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd A third man from Manchester and friend of the brothers, Lee Cuthbert, also helped to restrain the suspect. The 21-year-old allegedly killed one woman and injured another. He also attempted to stab several other people in Sydney at around 3.15pm local time (6.15am BST) on Tuesday. The success of the brothers and other passers-by in detaining the suspect allowed police to make an arrest.

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Three British men have been praised as "brave" heroes after they tackled a rampaging knife man to the ground moments after he allegedly stabbed a woman to death in Sydney.

The trio, from Manchester, were working in the area when they heard the man attempting to stab several people outside, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Footage posted online appears to show a suspect standing on a vehicle roof, holding a knife aloft and shouting, before being taken down by bystanders, who caged him by trapping him in milk crates.

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Brave witnesses were able to tackle the man and pin his head down with a milk crate until police arrived and arrested him as hundreds of workers A gripping photograph shows the moment a brave onlooker holding a wicker chair prepared himself to restrain a crazed knifeman in the Sydney CBD.

A British man hailed as a hero for tackling a suspected knifeman linked to the death of a woman and the injury of another in Sydney has said he Mr O'Shaughnessy denied he and his sibling are heroes – despite police and the country’s prime minister commending them for helping to tackle the suspect.

Police and witnesses said the knife-wielding man yelled “Allahu akbar”, or “God is great”, and attempted to stab several people in the Australian city before being arrested.

New South Wales police said they responded to reports of a man wielding a knife on York Street around 2pm.

They discovered a woman with stab wounds to her back inside a hotel. and she was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Minutes later the alleged assailant was restrained by members of the public who trapped him using milk crates before being arrested by police.

Although the incident is not being treated as terror-related, the suspected knifeman was described by police as a "lone actor" who may have some terrorist ideologies.


Terrorism

"Information was found on him [the suspect] that would suggest he had some ideologies related to terrorism," New South Wales (NSW) Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said.

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Adding: "But he has no apparent links to other terrorist organisations."

Police added that the body of a woman was "found inside a unit on Clarence Street, Sydney, about 3.15pm [6.15am BST] today.

"Officers from Sydney City Police area command are on the scene and will conduct inquiries into whether the incident is linked to an earlier stabbing at a hotel on the corner of Clarence and King streets."


Surreal

Lee Cuthbert, Paul O’Shaughnessy and Luke O’Shaughnessy, all from Manchester, were working in the area when they heard the man attempting to stab several people outside, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Mr Cuthbert told the Australian paper: "We had a window open to get some air in and then we just heard the commotion … we looked out and saw him on top of a car, wielding a knife, and we all just kind of reacted from there.

"We just tried to get down as quick as we could.

"You don’t think, you just kind of react really, it was surreal, very, very surreal.

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"We all kind of chased, worked together, but it was Luke who was the real hero.

"He pursued him the hardest and managed to get a grip of him."

The trio, who all work at a recruitment agency in the city, helped tackle the man alongside an Australian colleague.


"Brave"

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised the "brave" people who tackled the knifeman.

He posted on Twitter: "The violent attack that took place in Sydney this afternoon is deeply concerning.

"The attacker is now in police custody following the brave actions of those who were present at the scene and able to restrain him.

"The motivation for this attack has not yet been determined as police are continuing with their enquiries.

"Our thoughts are with all of those who have been impacted by this violent attack.”

NSW Police Superintendent Gavin Wood, speaking to reporters near the scene, said: "A number of members of the public actually physically restrained the offender.

"And I want to acknowledge those people, those members of the public who got involved.

"They are brave, and I can only use that word seriously.

"They are significantly brave people.

"They approached the person… with clear evidence of a stabbing previously.

"These people are heroes, and I want to acknowledge that."

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Three British men pinned down a knife-wielding man who allegedly attempted to stab several people in Australia. Police say the man, who witnesses say yelled "Allahu akbar" - or "God is great" - during the incident, has been arrested and is being questioned. © Reuters One person was taken to hospital after the stabbing in Sydney A woman's body was found in an apartment building near the scene, at a busy intersection in Sydney.

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