New Zealand police kill extremist after he stabs, wounds 6 people

Posted on September 03, 2021, 12:38 pm
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AUCKLAND: A man who stabbed six innocent shoppers in a New Lynn supermarket, Auckland – before the Isis-inspired ‘known threat’ was shot dead by police officers.

According to a witness, “A lot of people were running my way saying run, just run out of the building.”

“Then I saw a lady laying on the floor there bleeding and she was like ‘help, help’. And I said to myself ‘I’ve got to do something you know and then I saw the guy with the knife.

“He had a big knife on him and he was just saying ‘Allahu, Allahu’ and he had already stabbed two other people.”

Nand said a fellow shopper at the Countdown supermarket in New Lynn had a pole with him and he gave it to Nand, who told the terrorist to drop his knife.

The attacker, a Sri Lankan national who had been in New Zealand for 10 years, was inspired by the Islamic State militant group and was being monitored constantly, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

“A violent extremist undertook a terrorist attack on innocent New Zealanders,” Ardern told a briefing.

“He obviously was a supporter of ISIS ideology,” she said, referring to the Islamic State.

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