Critical incident after reports of multiple stabbings at shopping centre in Sydney

A major police operation is under way after reports of multiple stabbings in a shopping centre near Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre.

Reuters reported a man had been shot.

One witness said they saw a woman lying on the ground before sheltering in a jewellery store.

Waverley Council said on X: “A critical incident has commenced following the shooting of male at Bondi Junction. Just before 4pm today, emergency services were called to Westfield Bondi Junction following reports of multiple people stabbed. People are urged to avoid the area.”

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