Police arrest man after woman stabbed in Sydney CBD

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A man is in custody after allegedly stabbing a woman in Sydney’s CBD this afternoon.

About 2pm (Tuesday 13 August 2019), emergency services responded following reports a man was walking along York Street, Sydney, armed with a knife.

As police made their way to the location, there were multiple reports the man had stabbed someone near the corner of King and Clarence Streets.

Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics located a woman inside a hotel, who had a stab wound. She has been taken to hospital in a stable condition.

A short time later, members of the public detained the man before police attended and arrested him.

He has since been taken to Day Street Police Station.

Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command, and various specialist police, are conducting proactive patrols the area, but it is believed there is no further threat to public safety.

A number of crime scenes have been established and a number of road closures are in place, which is believed to have significant impact on traffic and public transport this afternoon.

Members of the public are urged to avoid the area.

Further information will be available when it comes to hand.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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