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Old 22nd June 2022, 10:27 PM   #1
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Knife attacks in Auckland

Four wounded in stabbing rampage in Auckland, bystanders bring attacker to the ground

A man has wounded four people in a stabbing rampage before being stopped by bystanders, who brought him to the ground in an Auckland neighbourhood, New Zealand police said.

Police District Commander Naila Hassan said the attack in Auckland on Thursday was random and the suspect was in custody.

She said there was no indication the attack was a hate crime, as the victims were of different genders, ethnicities and ages.

"This was an extremely fast-moving incident, where our police staff responded quickly, apprehended the offender and prevented further harm to our communities," Commander Hassan said.

She said the victims all suffered moderate injuries.

People in the neighbourhood began following and surrounding the man after he began his attack and one brought him down using a walking crutch, Commander Hassan said.

"Members of the public acted with extreme bravery," she said.
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