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Three British men are being hailed as heroes after confronting a knife-wielding man who killed one woman and wounded another in downtown Sydney before trying to stab others Tuesday while yelling "Allahu akbar," according to police and witnesses.

New South Wales Police Commissioner Michael Fuller said authorities have not labeled the stabbing rampage as an act of terrorism, but the 21-year-old suspect with a history of mental illness had collected information online about mass killings in North America and New Zealand.

"He is, by definition, at the moment, a lone actor. Information was found on him that would suggest he has some ideologies in relation to terrorism, but he has no links to terrorism," Fuller told reporters. "There was certainly information found on him about other crimes of mass casualties and mass deaths around the world."

The incident unfolded around 2 p.m. near a busy intersection in Australia's largest city when the man carrying a 12-inch knife attempted to stab multiple people, according to police. Witnesses said the man was attempting to attack people while yelling "Allahu akbar" -- "God is great" in Arabic -- before he was restrained by bystanders. Video taken by witnesses also showed him shouting the phrase.
 

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