Update 2019-08-13 (2): According to the authorities, the perpetrator had previously killed a person in a residential area.
Update 2019-08-13 (1): According to recent reports, the perpetrator was arrested. One person was injured. The background to the crime is unclear.
2019-08-13: According to recent reports, there was a knife attack in downtown Sydney. At least one person was injured. No further information is currently available.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.