Live Sydney church knife attack: Many injured, 15-year-old suspect arrested, police officers targeted by crowd

The arrested suspect is 15 years old

Australian police have announced the arrest of a 15-year-old boy. The suspect was treated for hand injuries and taken to safety after the attack sparked outrage among worshippers.

Police officers were injured during the protest after the attack

At least two police officers were hospitalized and vehicles were damaged during violent protests following Monday's stabbing attack at an Assyrian church in Sydney, Australian police said. Officers were injured as people threw “bottles, bricks and other objects”, said New South Wales State Police Senior Superintendent Andrew Holland.

The injured are believed to be between the ages of 20 and 70.

The reason for the attack is unknown.

Australian media reported that one of the dead was Bishop Mar Marie Emmanuel

The latter serves at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley. It is a parish affiliated with the Assyrian Church of the East, which today has between 250,000 and 400,000 believers worldwide.

Police are expected to hold a press conference in the coming hours, Le Parisien reported.

The Christ the Good Shepherd Church Mass was broadcast live on the institution's Facebook account.

Images of the attack were broadcast on social networks, especially on X.

The victims suffered “non-life-threatening injuries,” police said.

The police were contacted

“Officers from the Fairfield City Police Area Command attended a scene on Welcome Street following a report of multiple stabbings in Wakeley,” local police said on social media.

A police operation is underway in Wakeley following reports of a stabbing.

Officers attached to the Fairfield City Police Area Command attended a location on Welcome Street in Wakeley following reports that several people had been stabbed.

Officers arrested a man and he is assisting…

– NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) April 15, 2024

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Multiple injured in stabbing at Sydney church

The attack was carried out in Wagli district. Four people were injured and the suspect was arrested.

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