Teen Arrested After Double Stabbing at Sydney Church of Scientology

Police said a teenager was arrested after one man died of stab wounds and another was injured today after an attack at a Scientology centre in Sydney. — Reuters pic

The Taiwanese national, described as a "beloved" member of the church, was stabbed in the neck while escorting a 16-year-old boy out of the Scientology headquarters in Chatswood on Thursday and later died in hospital.

"The victim was a beloved member of our church (and) the church is providing the police with any assistance needed in their investigation", a Scientology spokeswoman said in a statement.

"It would appear to be a very sharp kitchen knife, probably about 20-25cm long", said Detective Inspector Simon Jones.

A 24-year-old employee died at a local hospital from the injuries he sustained, according to authorities.

The 16-year-old was arrested when police arrived on scene shortly after.

A teenager is under arrest and a man is dead after a stabbing at the Sydney headquarters of the Church of Scientology.

"It does not, as far I know, relate to the Scientology premises here", police said about Wednesday's incident. The 16-year-old boy has been taken into custody.

The second man, aged 30, was treated for minor cuts and is in a stable condition.

A young Scientologist, who asked not to be identified, said his mother was inside the facility at the time and he had been stopped from entering to see her.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Expecting Baby #4
Due to pregnancy complications and preeclampsia, Kardashian decided a surrogate was the best way to expand her family. The couple are using the same surrogate who gave birth to their 11-month-old daughter, Chicago , US Weekly claims.

TripAdvisor, Skyscanner among top apps sending sensitive data to Facebook
In some cases, the apps were sharing private data with the social media giant even if users didn't have a Facebook account. Under the new regulation, mobile apps can not collect or share a user's data without their permission.

7-year-old killed in drive-by near Houston-area Walmart identified
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 713-221-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477. Jesse Razo released a statement, which read, "We're going to use all resources available to bring this killer to justice".

The church's security alarm rang out at the bush-enclosed property on Greville Street for 10 minutes before an unmarked police vehicle arrived, neighbour Sharon Schwartz later told reporters.

Just hours earlier, police say two staff members had tried to remove him from the Chatswood complex when they were allegedly attacked.

"It's a huge building, a lot of people come from around Asia to study here", he said.

While initial reports do suggest that the attack was related to a "domestic incident" it is unclear why the attack occurred on Scientology grounds.

The vast sprawling complex is described by the controversial religion as its "biggest spiritual centre outside the United States".

The giant, 13,500 square metre building, opened in September 2016, was bought by the church for a reported $37 million in 2014.

"It offers a lot of services other (Scientology properties) don't".

It is also known as Advanced Organisation Saint Hill Australia New Zealand Oceania, providing "advanced religious services" to Scientologists from across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsenal bid for Navas continues Emery’s odd relationship with summer signing Leno
Jan 04, 2019 - 05:27
The unwanted defensive record has reportedly forced Emery into making bids for some wonderful defenders, including a goalkeeper. Arsenal manager Unai Emery has denied reports linking the club with a move for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New US Congress in Divided Government
Jan 04, 2019 - 05:23
Beginning Thursday, Democrats would enjoy majority in the House of Representatives. Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are working without pay.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chinese spacecraft makes first-ever landing on far side of the moon
Jan 04, 2019 - 05:19
The original Yutu rover touched down , along with a lander, on the moon's near side in December of 2013 on the Chang'e 3 mission . The Chang'e-4 mission will be a key step in revealing the moon's mysterious side, a report by state-run Xinhua news agency said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China's Xi Jinping says Taiwan must be unified with mainland
Jan 03, 2019 - 01:09
Taiwan's leader has rejected the Chinese president's call for unification under a "one country, two systems" approach. She, however, agreed to start a dialogue with Beijing as an exchange between two sovereign states.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Seven Australian players hit SCG nets on New Years Day
Jan 03, 2019 - 01:03
India now have a golden opportunity of sealing their first-ever Test series in Australia. "We just got to stay in this contest". He's having a bit of a lean run of it although he's got a couple of 50s.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft’s Windows 10 has finally overtaken decade-old Windows 7 OS
Jan 03, 2019 - 01:03
Meanwhile, Windows 8.1 is now at a 4.41 percent and Windows XP still holds on to 4.45 percent of the market share. Windows 7 usage will likely drop throughout the coming year as the OS moves towards being phased out.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran denounces Brazil's plan to move embassy to Jerusalem
Jan 02, 2019 - 01:42
Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro keen to turn country into bastion of conservatism in Latin America . "According to the law, the prime minister does not have to resign during the hearing process".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bollywood veteran Kader Khan passes away at 81
Jan 02, 2019 - 01:37
Before he moved to acting full time, he had written dialogues for Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan film Jawani Diwani . Series of comments had poured in on social media, expressing sadness at the demise of the iconic actor and writer.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pluto explorer ushering in new year at more distant world
Jan 02, 2019 - 01:23
Scientists are looking forward to their first up close glimpse at a Kuiper Belt object and already have some mysteries to unravel. Generally speaking, KBOs are thought to be primarily icy bodies that formed at the same time as the solar system.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall
Jan 02, 2019 - 01:17
Trump on Twitter criticized Democratic opposition to the wall project, which carries a total estimated price tag of $23 billion. Trump, however, is still insisting that any deal include billions of dollars to fund his long-stalled southern border wall .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 3 head coaching candidates for the Miami Dolphins
Jan 02, 2019 - 01:17
This is the move Miami needs to make in order to right this ship and put the Dolphins in a position of success for years to come. Starter Ryan Tannehill missed the end of the playoff campaign, all of the 2017 season, and five games in 2018 due to injuries.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dallas Stars to host 2020 Winter Classic, report says
Jan 02, 2019 - 01:14
Louis has hosted the All-Star Game and the first in thirty-two years, the last back in 1988 . That matchup will take place at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan, on October 26, 2019.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bayern Munich Hop On Board Youth Train, Targeting Chelsea Starlet
Jan 01, 2019 - 01:16
He's certainly not the finished article yet, but he's got electric speed and has shown he can go past full-backs easily . Hudson-Odoi has a big task in hand as he seeks to establish his place in Chelsea's senior front line.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sandra Bullock Is Not "The Lady From Bird Box", Children
Jan 01, 2019 - 01:14
Early on in " Bird Box " we see Sandra Bullock's character Mallory painting a picture that kind of looks like The Last Supper. Netflix has about 137 million subscribers worldwide (as of October), about 57 percent of them in the United States.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia Detains American Suspected of Espionage
Jan 01, 2019 - 01:12
A United States citizen has been arrested in Moscow on suspicion of espionage, Russia's Federal Security Service announced Monday. The FSB, which said the American had been detained on December 28, added that a criminal case had been opened against him.