Nine-Month-Old Baby, Mother Among Victims Of Sydney Mall Stabbing, Police Shut Facility

The multiple people stabbed by an attacker at the popular Sydney mall in Australia included a nine-month-old baby and the mother according to reports. 


Earlier,  the police received reports that “multiple people” were stabbed at the busy shopping centre in Sydney.


The incident happened at the sprawling Westfield Bondi Junction mall complex, which was packed with Saturday afternoon shoppers.


The mall has been locked down and the police have urged people to avoid the area.


Meanwhile, multiple ambulances, police cars and a police helicopter are present outside the mall in eastern Sydney.


According to Australian media, a 9-month old baby and their mother are reportedly among those injured.


Video taken at the scene shows people running from the shopping centre.


One witness told 9News that a man chased the attacker, shouting “You’ve just stabbed my wife.”


The attacker approached the witness holding the “massive” knife before going up an escalator to another level.


“The attacker was very casual, he was just walking along. He had some sort of rugby or football shirt on but he was carrying the knife.


“Maybe five minutes later, then we heard the gunshots. So we didn’t know whether the gunshots were upstairs or on the other side of the centre, so just everybody was panicking.”


Waverley Council said in a post to its Facebook page that the centre is locked down amid reports of “multiple stabbings”.


“Please avoid any unnecessary travel to the Bondi Junction CBD.”


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