A WOMAN is fighting for her life and two people have been injured after a knifeman went on a stabbing spree at the Australian National University.
A man, 24, has been arrested after ACT Policing and ACT Ambulance Service were called to the university in Canberra at 2.45pm on Monday.
Two of the victims, both 20-year-old women, were found with stab wounds and taken to hospital.
One of them was seen being wheeled away on a stretcher by paramedics near the university's library.
One woman has been left in a critical condition, while the other is said to be in a stable condition.
The third victim was a 34-year-old man who sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The man who was arrested has been taken into custody but is yet to be charged.
It is understood that he was not a student at the university.
Yet his motivation for the attack remains unknown.
An email was sent out to staff and students by ANU this afternoon, informing them of the incident.
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It read: "An individual is in police custody and there is no threat to the community."
They also sent out a Tweet, saying: "There has been an incident on campus. Police are at the scene and have the situation under control, with an individual in custody."
Students had received a message via the university's security app at the time of the attack, warning them to steer clear of Fellows Oval, which is near to the Chifley Library.
"Police are at the scene and an individual is in custody," the alert said.
"Please stay away from Fellows Oval … there is no threat to the community."
Detectives have appealed for witnesses and anyone with mobile phone footage of the incident to come forward.
Witnesses are urged to visit the City Police Station or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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