Man shot dead by police after stabbing frenzy at shopping centre

People have been urged to avoid the area

A man has been shot dead by police after he unleashed a violent stabbing frenzy upon several members at a shopping centre in Western Australia.

The terrifying incident unfolded in South Hedland just before 10am local time this morning.

According to witnesses, a man armed with a knife began stabbing people at random.

It is believed the first victim was wounded in the nearby McDonalds carpark, before the man made his way into the shopping centre where he wounded several more.

One witness who told TheWest they believed seven people had been attacked, including a woman with a pram.

A spokesperson for the West Australian police confirmed that a number of people had received injuries and are being treated at Hedland Health Campus. 

The rampage only came to an end when West Australian police shot and killed the man on scene.

Although there is no imminent danger to members of the public, Police have urged members of the public to avoid the area.

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