Priest stabbed during livestream and suspect arrested in Australia, police say

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A police operation is underway in Wakeley, New South Wales.

LONDON – A suspect was arrested after a priest was stabbed during a live broadcast in Wakeley, a city in New South Wales, Australia, police said Monday.

A “number” of other people were also stabbed, authorities said.

A video of the incident, seen by ABC News, appears to show a man approaching the priest as he speaks to his congregation. The man appears to interrupt the sermon and begin to violently attack the priest.

“Officers arrested a man and he is assisting police with investigations,” New South Wales Police said in a statement. “The injured suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are being treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics.”

Officers were dispatched to a church on Welcome Street after a call about multiple injuries was received around 7:10 p.m. Monday, police said.

“A large police response is underway and the public is urged to avoid the area,” police said in a statement.

ABC News’ Joe Simonetti contributed to this report.

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