Australian police and witnesses said a knife-wielding man yelling “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great,” attempted to stab several people in downtown Sydney on Tuesday before being arrested. At least one woman was brought to a hospital. Police said later that “all the evidence points to” a man with mental health issues lashing out, but they would not rule out any potential motives as the investigation was still at an early stage. Given the information they had, however, they said the incident was not being classed as terrorism and that the suspect was believed to have acted alone. Witnesses say the man, wielding a long knife, tried to stab multiple people near a busy intersection. New South Wales state police said in a statement that the man was caught and the woman was in stable condition.
Source: Knife attack by man screaming “Allahu akbar” in Sydney, Australia – UPDATE: Woman’s body found in apartment near to attack