— With AAP.
1. What we know about the woman who was killed in the Sydney CBD stabbing.
UPDATE: The victim of the Sydney CBD attack has been identified as 24-year-old Michaela Dunn.
One woman has allegedly been murdered and another seriously injured by a 20-year-old man who went on a stabbing rampage in Sydney on Tuesday.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said the man, who has been identified as Mert Ney, is expected to be charged with murder as well as serious assault.
The deceased body of the 24-year-old woman was discovered at a Clarence street apartment one hour after the man was chased down the street by members of the public.
It is understood the victim was a sex worker and Mr Fuller says Ney was at the residential place for “business purposes”. According to Daily Telegraph, there are reports the unidentified woman’s throat was slit.
A woman has been stabbed to death, and another badly wounded, in a knife rampage through Sydney this afternoon. Mert Nay of Marayong was arrested by police after some brave people performed a citizen’s arrest. https://t.co/MK6AA8gu1r @Andrew_Denney @BryanSeymour1 #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/DLqC2HLj9M
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) August 13, 2019
Ney also 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 stayed overnight in hospital after being treated for a stab wound to the back and remains in a stable condition.
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.
2. “My brother was the hero… he put a crate on his head.” Witnesses of the Sydney stabbing rampage speak out.
Hailed as “heroes of the highest order”, bystanders bravely chased down a knife-wielding man on a stabbing rampage in Sydney’s CBD before wrestling him to the ground and pinning him down with chairs and a milk crate.