Sydney stabbing: Hero reveals how he rescued stabbed baby after horror stabbing at Bondi Junction

Rhianna Mitchell
The Nightly
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A man has described the terrifying moment he came to the rescue of a nine-month-old baby and its mother after being stabbed.
A man has described the terrifying moment he came to the rescue of a nine-month-old baby and its mother after being stabbed. Credit: 9NEWS/supplied

A man has described the terrifying moment he came to the rescue of a nine-month-old baby and its mother after being stabbed.

“The mum came over with the baby and threw it at me, and I was just holding the baby,” the unnamed man told a TV reporter.

“I just helped out, just holding the baby and trying to compress the blood from stopping and calling ambulance and police.

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“There was a lot of blood on the floor.”

He recounted seeing a man run up to the woman with the baby.

“We just kept yelling out to get some clothes to help us compress and stop the baby bleeding,” he said.

“I think the baby is fine.”

He said he didn’t believe the mother was in a good state.

The baby and its mother were among at least seven victims of the stabbing attack that unfolded across multiple floors of the busy Westfield at Bondi Junction on Saturday.

NSW Ambulance confirmed seven people had been taken to the city’s hospitals, including one child to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

It is understood a man had been running around the busy shopping centre armed with a knife and stabbed four people before he was shot by police.

It’s understood only one offender is involved.

A major police operation is still underway at the popular shopping centre.

In a statement, NSW Police confirmed a man had been shot.

“A critical incident has commenced following the shooting of a male at Bondi Junction,” they said.

“Just before 4pm, emergency services were called to Westfield Bondi Junction following reports of multiple people stabbed.”

At this stage, it’s unknown whether the four victims are dead or injured, or the condition of the perpetrator.

People are urged to avoid the area.

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