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Damien Guerot has been granted a visa and invited to stay in Australia for as long as he wants to. This comes after he tried to stop the knifeman who killed six people and injured 12 others at a mall in Bondi.

Joel Cauchi randomly attacked people during the incident during broad daylight inside the mall.

Guerot confronted the knifeman with a bollard at the escalator. Soon after, a female police officer shot Cauchi dead.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Australian Prime Minister Albanese commented on Guerot’s visa statement.

“I say this to Damian… You are welcome to stay for as long as you like.”

According to reports, his visa and right to stay in the country expires within a month.

“This is someone who we would welcome being an Australian citizen, although that would of course be a loss for France. We thank him for his extraordinary bravery.”

Now a national hero, Guerot said during an interview with a local TV news network that Guerot and his friend acted on pure adrenalin.

“We just saw him coming… We were thinking, ‘We need to try to stop him’.”

Cauchi turned around and ran down the escalator while being chased by Guerot and his friend.

Image credit: Yahoo

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