SYDNEY TERROR: ISIS-inspired attack sees stranger stabbed with machete in the street

The Sydney man is alleged to have repeatedly stabbed a stranger in the street in a ferocious assault yesterday. 

The 22-year-old is believed to have knifed the 59-year-old, who was walking peacefully through a park, until police arrived. 

He then made statements which they said led them to conclude he was motivated by ISIS.

New South Wales Police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn said: “We know this person has strong extremist beliefs inspired by ISIS.”

She added the victim was in a critical but stable condition. 

Australia, a staunch US ally, has been on heightened alert for attacks by home-grown radicals since 2014.

Since then, authorities have said they have thwarted a number of plots. 

There have been several “lone wolf” assaults, however, including a 2014 cafe siege in Sydney that left two hostages and the gunman dead.

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