Ter­ri­fied by­standers bunker down

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News - JACK HOUGHTON

DUMPLING shop man­ager Ana Kostakos watched the ute rolling down the street, ex­plod­ing mul­ti­ple times “left, right and cen­tre” as ter­ri­fied staffers and cus­tomers hid in­side.

She said she saw the man lunge at the po­lice of­fi­cers be­fore they shot him in the chest.

“Po­lice tried hard to beat him down with a ba­ton but he wasn’t giv­ing in. He wasn’t even run­ning away, he was go­ing to­wards them,” she said.

“There was a guy with the shop­ping trol­ley try­ing to help but every­body was run­ning in all direc­tions.

“The se­cu­rity (guard) from the build­ing next door was also stabbed but I saw he was sit­ting up so we know he sur­vived.”

The Bourke St eatery went into lock­down, with staffers and cus­tomers shut in­side for more than two hours un­til po­lice said they were free to go about 6.30pm.

One worker was left shaken af­ter wit­ness­ing the in­ci­dent, Ms Kostakos said: “One of my staff is trau­ma­tised, he’s just dev­as­tated.”

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