Teenager Fatally Shot by Australian Police After He Stabbed a Man – Generic English

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After the officers fired their tasers, the suspect continued to advance toward the officer carrying the firearm, who then fatally shot him. The teen died an hour later at the hospital.

Before his confrontation with the police, the suspect had stabbed a middle-age male in the parking lot. The victim, who suffered a stab wound to the back, was in serious but stable condition, the authorities said.

The police said the suspect, a white male whose identity was not released, had been known to the police for the last few years for having potentially violent extremist tendencies, officials said. But they concluded that in Saturday’s attack “it appears he acted solely and alone,” according to Roger Cook, the premier of Western Australia.

“It’s a very tragic event in Western Australia,” Commissioner Blanch said at the news conference Sunday.

“We are a peace-loving nation and there is no place for violent extremism in Australia.” Australia’s prime minister, Anthony Albanese, said in a post on X in response to Saturday’s episode.

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