Man wearing high-vis gear goes on horrific stabbing rampage through a Kmart and McDonald’s at a shopping centre before being shot dead by police
- A man armed with a knife has been shot dead by police in Western Australia
- Witnesses reported seeing the man stab several people during a rampage
- He attacked people at South Hedland Square shopping centre on Friday
- Police asked the public to avoid the area after multiple people were attacked
- Five people were rushed to South Hedland hospital after the terrifying attack
A man has been shot dead after a terrifying stabbing rampage through a shopping centre.
The crazed man reportedly attacked multiple people before being killed at the South Hedland Square shopping centre on Friday.
He reportedly stabbed someone in a McDonald’s car park in Port Hedland, Western Australia, before entering the centre through a Kmart and attacking others.
Witnesses described the terrifying rampage by the man, who was wearing hi-vis clothing, before he was shot down by police.
The attack has left five people in South Hedland Hospital, two are in a serious but stable condition and three others are stable.
Police were called to the scene at around 10am on Friday morning after reports of an armed offender.
The terrifying incident took place at South Headland Square shopping centre in Western Australia (pictured)
South Headland Police confirmed they had shot at an armed offender after being called to the incident, and pleaded with the public to avoid the area.
‘The public are being asked to avoid the South Hedland Square shopping Centre on Throssell Road due to a police incident,’ they wrote on Twitter.
‘Police responded to the shopping centre just before 10am to reports of an armed offender. Officers have discharged a firearm. SJA were called to assist.’
More to follow.