Heroic residents and officers chased down a person occurring a stabbing rampage on Tuesday in Sydney, Australia. A dramatic video confirmed one citizen approaching the person with a chair — the suspect finally ends up subdued with a milk crate over his head and a chair over his physique whereas residents in Sydney’s CBD (Central Business District) watch for the police to be known as.
In the video, the person — whose title was later recognized to be 21-year-old Mert Ney — wielding a big butcher’s knife with a bloodied shirt, jumps on a automobile and shouts one thing that’s onerous to listen to. At first, a citizen approaches him with a chair. Then, the video cuts to the scene the place the suspect is mendacity on the bottom. One man holds because the milk crate on the person’s head. “Wait for the cops, wait for the cops,” one other man might be heard saying, out of breath.
Witnesses who confronted a knife-wielding man in central Sydney are being extensively praised for pinning the suspect down earlier than authorities arrived on the scene. Police say the person tried to stab a number of folks, allegedly killing one lady and injuring one other, according to the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday. One sufferer has been taken to hospital in a secure situation with a stab wound to her again.
The hashtag #SydneyCapturing has been trending on Tuesday, with many individuals taking discover of the fashion through which the attacker was introduced down, contemplating numerous mass shootings and the gun violence epidemic all through the U.S.
Blake Ross tweeted on Tuesday, “America: WE NEED GUNS TO DEFEND OURSELVES! Australia: NAH MATE A MILK CRATE DOES JUST FINE”
Paul O’Shaughnessy, 37, mentioned his brother Luke, 30, noticed a person with a balaclava wielding a knife. The pair chased the person after which managed to get a grip on him with the assistance of a 3rd particular person, according to New Zealand information web site NewsNow on Tuesday.
“A number of members of the public physically restrained the offender,” Superintendent Gavin Wood said on Tuesday. “I want to acknowledge those members of the public who got involved. They were significantly brave people.”
Paul O’Shaughnessy said his brother Luke, whose skilled profile states he’s a champion Thai boxer, was the “real hero,” in accordance with ABC News Australia.
“He pursued him the hardest and managed to get a grip of him with another man,” he mentioned.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison commended “the brave actions of those who were present” and mentioned on Tuesday that his “thoughts are with all those who have been impacted by this violent attack.”
NSW Police Minister David Elliot said the boys had “acted well and truly beyond the call of any citizen.”
“Can I also congratulate those firefighters … as having also gone beyond the call of duty,” he mentioned.
Commissioner of the NSW Police Mick Fuller mentioned the boys who tackled the man suspected of stabbing two women have been “the highest order of heroes.”
While Mert Ney‘s screams suggested a possible allegiance to Islamic extremist ideology, police have since seized a telephone and USB stick containing details about current mass deaths and violent acts of white supremacy within the U.S. and New Zealand.
Police said that Ney, who shouted “Allahu Akbar” whereas wielding a knife, was most definitely a troubled man with a protracted historical past of psychological well being points and no identified hyperlinks to any terror organizations.
Officers are at present looking out the suspect’s residence close to Blacktown in Sydney, in accordance with ABC News Australia.