| 06.06,18. 10:16 PM |
Man stabbed by random passer-by while waiting for bus in Sydney's CBD
Photo: Emergency services were called to Carrington Street outside Wynyard Station after reports of the stabbing. (ABC News: Emily Laurence )
A man was stabbed a number of times in the back of the neck by another man outside a busy railway station in the Sydney CBD, according to witnesses, with police later arresting a man.
Emergency services were called to Carrington Street outside Wynyard station about 2:00pm after reports a man had been attacked by another man while waiting in a bus queue.
The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to St Vincent's Hospital in a stable condition.
Witness at scene had said it appeared the weapon used in the stabbing was an Opal card — the card used by Sydney commuters to catch public transport.
However, police revealed this evening the weapon was in fact a knife.
The area, a busy area in the Sydney CBD, was cordoned off with tape while police spoke to witnesses.
Several people told police the attacker, aged in his 30s with a "noticeable boil" on his face, fled the scene towards York Street.
Police arrested a man nearby about an hour after the incident.
He was taken to Day St Police Station for questioning.
Police said it appeared neither man knew each other and it was a random attack.
Inquiries are continuing.