“Terrifying carnage” in Sydney: Crazed man goes on stabbing rampage with huge butcher knife
A bloodied knife-wielding man was allegedly screaming “Allahu Akbar” and “shoot me”.
A 21-year-old man named Mert Ney went on a stabbing rampage in Sidney, slitting one woman’s throat and stabbing another in the back. According to police, the man behind this “terrifying carnage” had information related to terrorism ideology on him during the attack.
He stabbed a woman, aged 41, in the back and another woman, 21, presumed to be a sex worker, was found with a slit throat in an apartment building just feet away from were Ney started slashing people in the street.
Bystanders managed to stop and trap the blood-soaked attacker using milk crates until police arrived at the scene and took over.
Some random dude started stabbing people right outside my office in #Wynyard and a group of people held him down. Be careful folks, also avoid CBD KingSt and Clarence if you can there is police blocking those streets #Sydney #CBD #freak #Stabbing pic.twitter.com/2SAdtw7ZRa— Kartik Lad (@kartiklad) August 13, 2019
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said that “Three members of the public who can only be described as highest order heroes, have engaged this 21-year-old man and have placed him essentially under arrest, even though he was branching a large butchers knife and was clearly dangerous.”
An eye witness caught Ney jumping on a car and yelling “Allahu Akbar” and “shoot me” after the fell off the moving vehicle. He is slashing a big butchers knife through the air, trying to keep a man with a milk crate at bay.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This happened in Sydney. What is he saying at 22 seconds of this video? <a href="https://t.co/fn8VJEgO1Y">pic.twitter.com/fn8VJEgO1Y</a></p>&mdash; Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) <a href="https://twitter.com/Imamofpeace/status/1161142394156273664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 13, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Ney had a “history of mental health” and reportedly escaped a mental health facility just days prior to the attack, 7NEWS Australia writes.
Police found a thumbnail drive on the knifeman, which contained information on terrorism ideology, however the incident was not a terrorist attack.
“Information was found on him that would suggest he had some ideologies related to terrorism, but he has no links to terrorism … he has no apparent links to terror organizations,” Commissioner Fuller said, nothing that Ney was was a “lone actor” but this incident was not a terrorist act.