Police shot dead a man who stabbed and slashed several people at an Australian shopping centre complex, an official has said.
Witnesses said a knife-wielding man attacked people “at random” in the car park outside the mall near the coastal town of South Hedland, north of Perth, on Friday morning.
“A person has engaged in multiple stabbings or slashings of people,” Western Australia state premier Mark McGowan told reporters.
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“He has been Tasered by police. That didn’t stop him and he lunged at police officers and then he was shot by police officers. He died at the scene and a number of people have been injured in this tragic and awful set of events.”
Five people were taken to hospital for knife injury wounds, according to ABC News, quoting a spokesperson for Western Australia Country Health Service.
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