A man stabbed at least four people in a supermarket in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Monday. Three of the victims were seriously injured and in critical condition.
According to Notícias ao Minuto, the attacker was frozen by employees and customers who were in the supermarket until the arrival of the police, who later arrested him.
The same source quoted Paul Basham, Inspector of New Zealand Police as saying: “What I can say is that those who acted, and some of them were injured, did so with great selflessness and boldness to prevent this man from harming anyone else.”
Two of the victims are employees of the Count Down supermarket chain. The suspect was injured and receiving treatment under supervision.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has already responded to the attack. He stressed that the motives for the attack had not yet been determined by the authorities, but indicated that the police had no indications that it was domestic terrorism.
“It goes without saying that such an attack is extremely worrying, and I would like to note the first reports of brave actions by people who were in the supermarket and worked to protect those around them,” he said.