This is the terrifying moment a victim of a terror attack was told “you've been stabbed” before police shot dead the suspect.
At least six people were stabbed and wounded in a supermarket in the New Zealand city of Auckland this morning (September 3).
The attacker, a Sri Lankan national who had been in the country for 10 years, was inspired by the Islamic State militant group, according to Prime Minister Jacinder Ardern.
Footage has now emerged of the chaotic scenes inside the building where the attack took place.
Behind the camera, a shopper can be heard saying: “There’s someone here with a knife.”
She then turns around to find as a man running past saying: “You've been stabbed.”
A trail of blood appears to be on the floor.
The woman then spots a body lying on the floor near the checkout and the video ends as police open fire on the attacker.
Ardern said at a news conference after the attack that the extremist had been killed within 60 seconds of his rampage.
He has only been identified as S but was a “person of interest” for about five years, having been previously arrested by police over fears he was plotting such an attack.
"A violent extremist undertook a terrorist attack on innocent New Zealanders," Ardern told a briefing.
"He obviously was a supporter of ISIS ideology.”
Police had been following the man when he went into the supermarket in New Lynn, thinking he was doing some shopping.
But he pulled out what one witness described as a large knife and started stabbing people.
"We were doing absolutely everything possible to monitor him and indeed the fact that we were able to intervene so quickly, in roughly 60 seconds, shows just how closely we were watching him," Police Commissioner Andrew Coster told the briefing.
Coster said the attacker was acting alone and the police were confident there was no further threat to the public.
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