SYDNEY (AP) -- Police officers opened fire on a man armed with a carving knife in a Sydney shopping mall on Thursday, wounding the man and three women aged between 60 and 80, police said.
Police were called to the Westfield mall in the northern suburb of Hornsby around noon following reports that a man was armed with a knife, New South Wales Police Assistant Commissioner Denis Clifford told reporters.
Officers approached the man and a confrontation broke out, Clifford said. The man then approached the officers with a large carving knife, and two officers opened fire. He was wounded several times, and the three women were also hit by bullets or bullet fragments, Clifford said. All four were being treated at various hospitals and were in stable condition.
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