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Update: Syndney Church stabbing was a terrorist attack, says Police

A shocking incident unfolded at a Sydney church, where a bishop and a priest were stabbed in what police are calling a “terrorist act.”Syndney Church stabbing was a terrorist attack, says Police

The attack occurred during a service at Christ The Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley, Sydney’s western suburb. Witnesses saw a young person charging toward the bishop, prompting screams and chaos.

Thankfully, members of the congregation intervened, managing to restrain the alleged attacker until the police arrived. The suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was swiftly arrested and taken to the hospital for injuries sustained during the attack.

Syndney Church stabbing was a terrorist attack, says Police

The bishop and a parish priest were injured, with the bishop suffering blows to the head and body. Despite the violence, no one else in the church was harmed.

The aftermath of the attack was tumultuous, with angry members of the community gathering outside the church. The situation escalated into a riot, with people throwing objects at police cars and officers. Paramedics and police had to seek refuge inside the church for safety as the crowd grew hostile.

The incident has shocked the local community, prompting condemnation from officials and calls for calm. Investigations are ongoing, with police treating the attack as premeditated and possibly motivated by religious extremism.

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