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Australian police arrest 15-year-old after bishop wounded in church stabbing

Police said they arrested a 15-year-old male at the scene

By Reuters
April 16, 2024
New South Wales police outside the Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Sydney on April 15, 2024. — AFP
New South Wales police outside the Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Sydney on April 15, 2024. — AFP

SYDNEY: At least four people were wounded, including a bishop with a global online following, in a knife attack during a service at a church in a suburb of Sydney on Monday, police and witnesses said, triggering clashes between angry residents and police.

Police said they arrested a 15-year-old male at the scene and were forced to hold him at the church in Wakeley, a suburb about 30-km west of downtown Sydney, for his own safety after a crowd gathered outside and demanded the attacker be brought out.