Mert Ney has spent the night under police guard in hospital after bringing the streets of Sydney to a standstill during a terrifying knife rampage. The 21-year-old attacker is accused of stabbing one woman to death and badly wounding another. https://t.co/mzg95cylRl @tayloraiken_ pic.twitter.com/cfCIqrUmmM
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With the action being caught by a nearby local cameraman.
Via The Australian:
The man stabbed a woman in the street, and attempted to stab others, while reportedly shouting “Allahu Akbar”.
The knife frenzy ended when three ‘hero’ bystanders wrestled the man to the ground, restraining him with a chair and a milk crate, and police with guns drawn took him into custody.
The body of a 21-year-old woman killed with a butchers knife by alleged attacker Mert Ney was discovered inside a residential unit at Clarence House on 104 Clarence Street, which has previously been linked to a brothel business.
Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said the alleged attacker was visiting the 21-year-old woman, whose throat was cut, for “business purposes”.
“It appears he (Mert Ney) was there for a business purpose,” Commissioner Fuller told reporters today.
The other victim, a 41-year-old woman, remains in a stable condition at the Emergency Department of St Vincent’s Hospital after she was stabbed in the back near Hotel CBD on Clarence street during the rampage.