A Barnsley market trader has been hailed a hero after he faced down a woman brandishing a foot-long knife as terrified shoppers scattered. Abdul Razzaq, 43, confronted the woman after she produced a huge kitchen knife in the town centre and shouted “kill, kill, kill, kill”, stabbing one man in the shoulder and then continuing to walk the streets with the weapon. Mr Razzaq followed the 6ft-tall woman, who was dressed in Muslim clothes but did not have her face covered, and alerted police to where she was in the town’s railway station. South Yorkshire Police have confirmed counter-terrorist detectives have been called in but they were keeping an “open mind” about the motives of the suspect. The trader, who has run his clothes stall on Peel Square for more than 15 years, was speaking as shoppers came to shake his hand and congratulate him on his bravery. Mr Razzaq described how he followed the woman around the town centre as dozens of shoppers moved out of her way. Barnsley town centre in ‘lockdown’ following knife attack View gallery A number of bins and others areas in Peel Square were cordoned off and white-suited forensics officers were examining the scenes.