Sydney Stabbing: Possible Terrorist Attack? Police Yet To Confirm Motive

At least six people, including the attacker, have been confirmed dead in the Sydney shopping centre stabbing incident. While speculation about a terrorist attack circulated on social media, police have emphasized that no definitive motive has been established, though they are not dismissing the possibility of terrorism.
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At least six people, including the attacker, have been confirmed dead in the Sydney shopping centre stabbing incident.

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At least six people, including the attacker, have been confirmed dead in the Sydney shopping centre stabbing incident. While speculation about a terrorist attack circulated on social media, police have emphasized that no definitive motive has been established, though they are not dismissing the possibility of terrorism.
Assistant Commissioner Anthony Cooke, "There’s nothing that we are aware of at the scene that would indicate any motive or any ideology."
When questioned about ruling out terrorism, Cooke replied, "We’re not ruling anything out."
Authorities responded to the Bondi Junction Westfield shortly after 4p.m. on Saturday after receiving reports of a stabbing incident. The attacker was shot dead by a female police officers after he stabbed multiple people.
"She (officer) confronted the offender who had moved by this stage to level five [of the mall] as she continued to walk quickly behind him to catch up with him. He turned, faced her, raised a knife. She discharged a firearm and that person is now deceased," Cooke said.
A video of the attacker running inside the shopping centre, brandishing a knife has surfaced online.
Australia PM Anthony Albanese responded to the incident and said he has been briefed by the Australian Federal Police.
"I have been briefed by the AFP on the devastating events at Bondi Junction," he wrote on X. "Tragically, multiple casualties have been reported and the first thoughts of all Australians are with those affected and their loved ones."
"Our hearts go out to those injured and we offer our thanks to those caring for them as well as our brave police and first responders," he added.
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