Some real Aussie blokes in Sydney (including today’s face of the day) took down a knife-wielding man using a plastic milk crate, a wicker chair and a crowbar after he had stabbed a woman and run around yelling something about a Snack Bar.

This proves that plastic is good for the environment as it was a sturdy plastic milk crate that helped take this ‘knife attacker’ down and keep him down. Someone buy those men a beer! That was outstanding teamwork.

The last time an Aussie stopped a ‘knife attacker’ the hero of the day was a homeless man who used his shopping trolley. Who needs guns when you have brave Aussies armed with milk crates, wicker chairs and shopping trolleys?

SYDNEY – A knife-wielding man yelling “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great,” attempted to stab several people in downtown Sydney on Tuesday before being restrained by members of the public, with a woman taken to a hospital, police and witnesses said.

New South Wales state police said in a statement that they were investigating whether the rampage was linked to the death of a woman whose body was found later in an apartment on the same street as the bar where the injured woman was stabbed.

Witnesses said the man was carrying a 30-centimeter (12-inch) kitchen knife as he attempted to stab multiple people near a busy intersection in Australia’s largest city at around 2 p.m.

Police have praised the extraordinary bravery of bystanders who ran towards danger today, confronting a man armed with a knife in Sydney’s CBD and preventing potential tragedy.

An emergency situation unfolded near Wynyard Station at about 2pm when a man armed with a large knife allegedly stabbed a woman at a hotel of the corner of King and Clarence Streets.

The man, who appeared to be caucasian and aged in his 20s, then fled on foot and attempted to stab “a number” of other people, police allege.

It was the selfless quick-thinking of several men who worked together to stop him that likely prevented further tragedy.

“Shoot me,” the man could be heard screaming as he raced eratically down the street. “Shoot me in the f***ing head. Shoot me! Allahu Akbar.”

Without hesitation, one man armed with nothing but a wicker chair from a nearby cafe slowly approached the alleged attacker.

The alleged knifeman jumped onto the bonnet of a black Mercedes, which sped off, as the bystander continued to approach.

A New South Wales Fire and Rescue Service truck was in the area when the mayhem erupted and witnesses say a number of firemen leapt from it.

One gave chase with an axe while another firey grabbed a restaurant chair, witnesses say.

A number of other bystanders joined in, one armed with a crowbar and another with a milk crate,

The group, who police have described as “heroes”, managed to bring the man to the ground and restrain him using their unlikely combination of items.

His body was pinned down with the two chairs while a milk crate was used on his head and neck until police arrived.

One of the heroes, Lee Cutherbert, told Channel 9 newspapers that he and three colleagues — brothers Paul and Luke O’Shaughnessy, along with Alex Roberts — heard the commotion from their office and gave chase.

“We all kind of chased, worked together, but it was Luke who was the real hero. He pursued him the hardest and managed to get a grip of him with another man,” Mr Cuthbert said.[…]

“They were brave and I use that word seriously. They were significantly brave people. To approach a person with the mindset of what this person (had), these people are clearly heroes.

“These people, going about their day to day business, have jumped into a situation that’s extremely dangerous. They have brought a person, who stabbed an innocent person for no specific reason, into custody.”

The woman was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital with a stab wound to her upper back and is in a stable condition.

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