4 people wounded by man on stabbing rampage…

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4 people wounded by man on stabbing rampage…

Police set up cordons and search area around a suburb of Auckland following reports of multiple stabbings, in New Zealand, Thursday, June 23, 2022. Authorities say a man wounded some people in a stabbing rampage in a New Zealand city before bystander

WELLINGTON, A man wounded four in a stabbing rampage by bystanders who brought him to the in a New Zealand city neighborhood Thursday, police said.

Police District Naila Hassan said the in Auckland was random and the suspect was in custody. She said there was no indication the was a hate , as the victims were of different genders, ethnicities and ages.

“This was an extremely fast-moving , where our police responded quickly, apprehended the offender and prevented further harm to our communities,” Hassan said.

She said the victims all moderate .

People in the neighborhood began following and surrounding the man after he began his and one brought him down using a walking crutch, Hassan said.

“Members of the acted with bravery,” she said.

She said the man had been a large knife and suffered moderate injuries when he was apprehended, and had been hospitalized as a result.

She said the attack, which began in the suburb of Murrays Bay, lasted less than 10 minutes.

New Zealand was the site of two violent stabbing rampages at supermarkets last year. One was considered a while a judge found no motive for the other attack.

Last September, a Muslim inspired by the Islamic State group stabbed five people in an Auckland before police and him. Three of those he stabbed were critically injured and two other people were also injured in the melee, but all .

And in May last year, and staff at a Dunedin supermarket managed to stop a frenzied man from hurting others after he stabbed four people in a random attack, severely wounding three of them.

The Dunedin attacker, 43-year-old Luke Lambert, was convicted on four of attempted and to 13 years in prison.

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