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AustraliaSydney CBD stabber accused a 'lone actor'

00:31  14 august  2019
00:31  14 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

Sister of accused Sydney stabber 'disgusted' over alleged attack

Sister of accused Sydney stabber 'disgusted' over alleged attack The sister of the accused Sydney stabber said she's disgusted about her brother's alleged spree. Ms Ney, from Marriyong near Blacktown, said she has not seen Mert Ney since last Wednesday when he left home. © Nine Sister of Mert Ney speaks about her brother the alleged Sydney stabber The 21-year-old allegedly killed one woman at an apartment in Clarence Street before allegedly stabbing a woman, 41, outside the CBD Hotel yesterday afternoon. He then allegedly attempted to attack others with a butcher's knife. He is now in hospital.

The man accused of unleashing “terrifying carnage” in a stabbing rampage in the busy Sydney CBD was a “ lone actor ” who carried information related to terrorism ideology during the attack, police have said. One dead, another injured in Sydney CBD stabbing rampage.

Sydney stabbing LIVE: One dead, one injured as ' lone actor with a butchers knife' brings CBD to standstill. You can watch this afternoon's press conference below, when NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller told reporters the alleged offender Mert Ney "is by definition a lone actor ".

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A 21-year-old man is expected to be charged after he allegedly killed a woman in an apartment before he went on a stabbing rampage in Sydney's CBD.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said Mert Ney is expected to be charged with murder as well as serious assault after he unleashed "terrifying carnage" in the city on Tuesday afternoon.

Mr Fuller says the rampage was "not currently classed as a terrorist incident" by authorities and the "lone actor" had no links to terrorist organisations.

Alleged Sydney stabber remains in hospital

Alleged Sydney stabber remains in hospital The NSW government will review how agencies dealt with a 20-year-old man before he allegedly murdered a woman and went on a stabbing rampage in Sydney's CBD.

The driver whose car the alleged Sydney stabber jumped on during a dramatic rampage said for a moment, he thought the man was wearing a “vest of some sort”. After seeing a fire truck and people yelling on the street, Mr Baghlani thought there was some sort of terror scenario in Sydney ’s CBD .

The Sydney lockout laws were introduced by the Government of New South Wales in February 2014 with the objective to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence.

Sydney CBD stabber accused a 'lone actor' © AAP

The 21-year-old did, however, have "some ideologies in relation to terrorism" and the Joint Counter Terrorism Team will examine if the terrorism threat needs to be reassessed.

"There was certainly information found on him about other crimes of mass casualties and mass deaths around the world," Mr Fuller said, adding the material was discovered on a USB drive.

Ney allegedly stabbed a 41-year-old woman in the back at the Hotel CBD and then tried to stab countless others as he wandered the streets before being detained near Wynyard station.

The woman is in a stable condition in hospital.

The body of a 21-year-old woman was subsequently discovered at a Clarence Street apartment with Mr Fuller stating the homicide and stabbing were linked.

Morrison praises heroes who captured alleged CBD stabber

Morrison praises heroes who captured alleged CBD stabber Prime Minister Scott Morrison has praised the heroic actions of the people who launched a dramatic citizens arrest on the alleged CBD stabber. Mr Morrison said the “motivation for this attack has not yet been determined” but promised to keep the public updated with any new information. © Provided by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd. “The violent attack that took place in Sydney this afternoon is deeply concerning,” he said. “The attacker is now in police custody following the brave actions of those who were present at the scene and were able to able to restrain him.

TODAY’S terrifying and unprecedented cafe siege in Sydney ’s Martin Place has confirmed the worst fears of our nation’s counterterrorism experts — the threat of While access to guns is highly regulated here, the prospect of a lone gunman wreaking havoc “is still considered to be one of the most likely

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Mr Fuller said Ney was at the apartment for "business purposes". It's been reported the 21-year-old victim was a sex worker.

Video footage shows Ney, who was armed with a large butcher's knife, yelling "Allahu Akbar" while wandering the CBD.

The Marayong man, who has spent the night under police guard in hospital, had a history of mental health issues.

Mr Fuller was asked about reports Ney may have absconded from a mental health facility before "breaking" on Tuesday.

"If I was forced to make a call ... the evidence all points to that," he replied.

Three members of the public who gave chase and detained the attacker using chairs and a milk crate were described by the commissioner as "highest order heroes".

Superintendent Gavin Wood said the men's intervention had stopped other people from being hurt and described them as "significantly brave".

Mr Fuller said while police weren't looking for any other offenders they couldn't discount coming across other crime scenes as the investigation continues.

'A sea of people running for their lives'.
The firefighters who helped tackle the alleged Sydney stabber say they don't feel like heroes, as they detailed how they stumbled upon the horror scenes.

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