Four people have been injured by a student wielding a baseball bat in a classroom at an Australian university, according to police.
The suspect, an 18-year-old man, had been seated when he rose and assaulted a lecturer at the Australian National University in Canberra, police said.
He then allegedly attacked students who went to her aid, before being subdued.
Police said it was too early to determine a motive for the attack. The suspect was not known to authorities.
Detective Supt Ben Cartwright said campus security had restrained the man until police arrived.
“I believe one the students has actually taken the baseball bat from the student with it, and run away with it, and then returned later and given it to police,” he said.
Three women and a man were taken to hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening, police said.
Detective Supt Cartwright said the suspect was not known to police or intelligence agencies.
“It is too early to know the motivation behind this alleged assault and at this stage [police] have not ruled anything out,” he said.
The university’s deputy-vice chancellor, Marnie Hughes-Warrington, called it an “isolated and random incident”.
“The second thing I want to do is to acknowledge the remarkable bravery of our students and our staff during this incident,” she said.
Meet the completely tattooed Brazilian who removed his nose, added horns and reshaped his ears to resemble an ‘orc’
UK’s PM Johnson in talks with US on COVID-19 travel corridor
Tunisia reassures EU, UN, Turkey after its president froze parliament
Three Armenian soldiers killed in clashes with Azerbaijan: Armenian defense ministry
Truck in India rams into laborers sleeping on highway, killing 18
Europe6 days ago
French protesters reject bill requiring vaccine passes
Latin America7 days ago
Haitian president’s hometown holds funeral amid violence
Middle East5 days ago
Iran rejects UN rights chief’s ‘false accusations’ over water protests
North America6 days ago
Canada’s women aim to plant flag again in Olympic swimming despite pandemic
Europe6 days ago
Vatican reveals property holdings for first time in transparency drive
Health5 days ago
Potential Role of ‘Junk DNA’ Sequence in Aging, Cancer
Asia5 days ago
Volunteer collapses from heat at Tokyo Olympics
Latin America6 days ago
Russia sends COVID-19 aid to Cuba