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Multiple people injured at a church in Australia

The Australian city of Sydney was hit by another stabbing incident on Monday, two days after a man stabbed six people to death in a busy shopping center before being shot dead by a police officer.

New South Wales Police said in a statement update on that he responded to a call from a church in Wakekly, a suburb west of Sydney, on Monday at 7:10 p.m. local time (5:39 a.m. ET), where reports indicated that “a number people had been stabbed.”

A video widely shared on social media appears to show a priest being stabbed multiple times while delivering a sermon by a man wearing a black T-shirt who is then accosted by members of the congregation. The church regularly broadcasts its services and events live.

Police said the incident happened on Welcome Street, where the Church of Christ the Good Shepherd, which follows Assyrian Orthodox Christianity, is located.

The church announced an “Assyrian Bible preaching” event Monday evening, with its bishop, HG Mar Mari Emmanuel, whose photo matches that of the stabbed man in the video.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, police said, and the victims were treated by paramedics.

A man was arrested and “was assisting police with their investigations”, the statement added.

Police said as of 10 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) that they were still on the scene and urged people to avoid the area.

This follows Saturday’s attack at Westfield Bondi shopping centre, which also left nine people injured.

Police said Monday they were investigating why the sole attacker in that attack targeted women while avoiding men, and the killer’s father blamed his son’s frustration at not having a girlfriend.

This is a developing story, check back here for updates soon.

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