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13 Aug 2019 | 07:56 AM UTC

Australia: Police confirm second victim in Sydney knife attack August 13 /update 2

Australia News Alert

Officials confirm another victim in the knife attack in Sydney on August 13; investigation and localized traffic disruptions ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/13/2019, 2:00 PM until 8/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Sydney

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Event

Police officials confirmed that a second victim may be linked to the knife attack in Sydney’s Central Business District on Tuesday, August 13. According to the initial investigation, the body of another individual was found in a building off of Clarence street. The suspect is believed to have killed the first victim, then stabbed another woman in a random attack near King street around 14:00 (local time). Members of the public detained the suspect before police officers arrived at the scene. Some lanes on King and Clarence streets remain blocked as of 19:30 due to the ongoing investigation. Localized traffic disruptions are expected to continue in the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Sydney are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, obey all instructions issued by the local authorities, and plan alternative travel routes.

 

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