Three hurt in Australian National University campus stabbing

Police forensics officers working at the crime scene after a stabbing at the Australian National University in Canberra on Sept 18. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SYDNEY - Three people were wounded in a stabbing incident at an Australian university campus on Monday afternoon, police said.

Two 20-year-old women were in hospital – one in critical condition and the other stable – after the attack, which happened around 2.45pm (12.45pm Singapore time) at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Both women are students at the university.

Australian Capital Territory police said a 34-year-old man was also attacked and suffered minor injuries, but did not need to go to hospital.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested but has not yet been charged.

The police said he was not believed to be a student at the university, and “no specific motive for the incident has been identified”. AFP

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