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Knife attack in Sydney: several dead, the possibility of the attack has not been ruled out

The knife attack that occurred in a shopping center in Sydney, Australia, this Saturday, April 13, left at least six people dead. The assailant would have been shot dead by Australian police.

The emergency services announced that six people were stabbed to death in a shopping center in Sydney, Australia, this Saturday, April 13. Seven other people are currently hospitalized, including a child. ;The stabbing occurred at Bondi Junction Westfield, specifies the Australian media Sydney Morning Herald. 

At a press conference, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said: that the author of the attack seems to have acted alone, specifying that for the moment, investigators are still trying to 'to identify the culprit". "For all of us tonight, the appalling scenes at Bondi Junction are beyond words and beyond comprehension. hension,” he also declared.

He had  addressedé expressed his condolences to the families of the victims earlier today. “The first thoughts of all Australians are with those affected and with their loved ones,” on the social network X. 

The terrorist trail is not ruled out

According to New South Wales State Ambulance Services dispatched to the scene , a man was shot dead by the police and it was probably the assailant, reports BFMTV. 

The motives for the attack are still unknown and the “terrorist" is not ruled out by the Australian authorities, who are calling for it to be implemented. Avoid the area. 

Hundreds of people have had to die Be evacuated from the shopping center after the incident. Witnesses described scenes of panic, detailed Le Figaro. Surveillance camera videos were taken. broadcast by local media, in which we see a man running through the shopping center armed with weapons. of a large knife, injured bodies lying on the ground and officers helping them. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116