Two Injured After Stabbing Attack in Melbourne

Police arrested a suspect on Oct. 18 after he allegedly stabbed two people at a shopping center in a  suburb in Melbourne, Australia.

According to a police statement, two male victims were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a stabbing incident unfolded at Barkly Square on Sydney Road after 8 a.m. local time.

Police said the alleged offender was also in a hospital with self-inflicted injuries after being arrested on the scene.

Acting Senior Sergeant Sam Petch said that the alleged offender was also receiving a mental health assessment at the hospital, according to ABC News.

“There’s nothing to suggest it’s anything but a random attack,” Petch said.

Barkly Square told 9News in a statement that the shopping center closed due to the incident as police continue to investigate.

“Police are attending and we are assisting them with their inquiries,” the statement said, adding that they cannot provide further details at this time.

“Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident and there is no threat to community safety,” the police statement said.


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