Man stabbed 5 people at New Zealand's supermarket, 3 critically wounded
Police have arrested a man who stabbed five people at a supermarket in Dunedin in southern New Zealand.
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A man began stabbing people at a New Zealand supermarket. The incident took place at Countdown supermarket in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand at 2:30 pm, injuring five people. Arrest:
The suspect has got arrested and taken into custody. However, the motivation behind the act has not been figured out and police do not have enough evidence to term the incident as domestic terrorism, said Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. Incident:
The witnesses told local media, a man was carrying two knives and stabbed the staff members and bystanders who tried to stop the man and pin him down. People reported the scenario was very chaotic, people were screaming and running towards the exits. Ardern said the police had taken five people to Dunedin Hospital with stab wounds or related injuries. Two supermarket staff members were amongst those injured. According to recent reports, health authorities said three of the wounded individuals had been admitted to intensive care, with one admitted to a general ward and the other discharged. People in the store at the time told local media that the scenario was very muddled and chaotic, as people began screaming and running toward the exits. They said some brave shoppers had tried to stop the man and pin him down. Store’s statement:
The supermarket chain said its staff has been very shocked and devastated by the attack. The Countdown store issued a statement saying, “our priority right now is injured team members and caring for our wider team in the wake of this extremely traumatic event, and are deeply upset that customers who tried to help the team members were also injured.” The store has remained closed until Wednesday. Appreciation and Grievance:
Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has acknowledged the heroic act put up by the bystanders, who took action in order to save others’ lives, and she has expressed her grievances and kept the victims in her prayers.