Two people were taken to hospital after being stabbed at a shopping center around 8 a.m. Monday in Melbourne, Australia, and their condition is said to be stable.
The incident took place at Barkley Square in Melbourne’s Brunswick area. One of the victims is a shopkeeper and the other is a guard.
The shopkeeper, identified as a 60-year-old man, was standing in a supermarket queue when a man close to him stabbed him. 9news Network.
“He turned and a man in the queue allegedly stabbed him in the upper part of his body,” Victoria Police said in a statement quoted by the local news network. “The victim left and the alleged perpetrator ran away from the shop.”
The second victim of the stabbing, a security guard, was allegedly attacked when he confronted the assailant after hearing screams from the supermarket.
Police have confirmed the arrest of a 20-year-old suspect in a stabbing case. However, the motive behind the attack is not yet clear.
“The alleged perpetrator was arrested on the spot and taken to hospital with his own wound,” Victoria Police said. He said the police were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and there was no threat to the community.
Witnesses quoted by various news outlets said they heard screams and screams in the supermarket.
“At the beginning, we just heard the yelling, but we didn’t think much about it,” said Jess, a worker at Meatwell Butcher. Guardian as saying. “There was everyone just yelling and then someone from Woolworths goes, ‘Run, someone with the knife, go back!’
According to various accounts published in local media, the employees were hiding in the store until the police arrived. Police eventually interacted with the attacker at an electronic store and were only able to arrest him after using a Taser.
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