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Australian police probe why man who stabbed 6 people to death in a Sydney mall targeted women

Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian police are examining why a lone assailant who stabbed six people to death in a busy Sydney shopping mall and injured more than a dozen others targeted women while avoiding men. New South Wales state Police Commissioner Karen Webb said on Monday detectives would question the family of assailant Joel Cauchi in a bid to find his motive. She said CCTV footage from the mall shows Cauchi targeted women. Police shot Cauchi dead during the knife attack in the Westfield Bondi Junction mall on Saturday near world-famous Bondi Beach. Police have ruled out terrorism and said the 40-year-old had a history of mental illness. Only one man was killed. Webb says most of the 12 victims who survived their wounds are also women.

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