'Making Our Escape': Shoppers Evacuate Sydney's Bondi Westfield Mall After Deadly Attack

People evacuated the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping center in Sydney after a stabbing attack that left at least seven people dead, including the suspect, on Saturday, April 13.

Footage filmed by Diana Lexa shows people leaving the mall after police officers gave the go-ahead to evacuate the building.

“Making our escape,” she wrote on TikTok.

Police said six people were fatally stabbed by a man with a knife.

“An officer attached to Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command attended and was allegedly confronted by a man with a knife. The man allegedly lunged at the officer, before he was fatally shot,” police said in a statement.

In a press conference, New South Wales Police Assistant Commissioner Anthony Cooke said a female police inspector shot and killed the suspect. A number of people were injured, including a nine-month-old child, police said.

The child’s mother died in hospital, local news reported, citing police.

NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said in a press conference that the suspect was believed to be a 40-year-old man known to police. The suspect attacked alone and that terrorism was not suspected, Webb said, according to reports. Credit: Diana Lexa via Storyful

Video transcript


- I used to work back here, Harvey Norman.


- They wouldn't have let us out if they didn't have him, right? They have him?

- I think there was two people. I think someone died. I saw somebody getting CPR and stuff on the floor.