‘Radicalised’ teenager shot lifeless by police after stabbing man within the again in Australia | EUROtoday

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A 16-year-old boy armed with a knife was shot lifeless by police after he stabbed a person within the Australian west coast metropolis of Perth.

Police had been referred to as by {the teenager} on Saturday evening, who had threatened violence, earlier than stabbing a person within the automotive park of a ironmongery store in Willerton.

Police commissioner Col Branch advised reporters that the incident had “hallmarks of terrorism”.

Local authorities mentioned that considerations had been raised about his behaviour inside the native Muslim neighborhood.

He was shot lifeless after Tasers didn’t subdue him and he lunged in the direction of officers whereas armed with a knife.

Western Australian premier Roger Cook mentioned: “There are indications he had been radicalised online.

“But I want to reassure the community at this stage it appears that he acted solely and alone.”

A person in his 30s was discovered on the scene with a stab wound to his again and stays in hospital in a critical however steady situation.

At the time of the incident, the boy had been taking part in a programme for younger individuals liable to radicalisation.

“I don’t want to say he has been radicalised or is radicalised because I think that forms part of the investigation,” Western Australian police commissioner Col Blanch mentioned.

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