Shock footage of accused Sydney stabber Mert Ney week before 'rampage'

Members of the public used a milk crate and a chair to pin down Mert Ney in Sydney on Tuesday

You have, likely, learned about Mert Ney the 20 year old man accused of causing terror on the streets wielding a knife, stabbing a woman at random, jumping on a vehicle, who was ultimately restrained by three bystanders with milk crates and cafe chairs.

The 20-year-old was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment but was today released and transferred to Surry Hills Police Station for questioning just after midday.

A man accused of killing a 24-year-old sex worker and stabbing a 41-year-old woman in the Sydney CBD has been charged with a string of offences including murder and attempted murder.

The Sydney woman allegedly killed by a man accused of going on a stabbing rampage in the CBD has been described as a "true delight".

NSW Police said it was expected he would be charged later today.

John Bamford, 64, told Seven's Sunrise program he was getting lunch on Tuesday when he saw a man emerge from the side of a building "and I think he had the knife raised".

NSW Police have charged Mert Ney, 20, with the murder of Michaela Dunn and the wounding of another woman aged 41.

Bamford said he dropped his newspapers and "just grabbed the chair and went after him, basically, as best I could". I forget what I said but I remember what he said, he said he had a bomb in his bag.


Mert Ney allegedly killed Ms Dunn before running through the CBD soaked in her blood.

Bamford said he thought the hype around his actions had been "overegged" and that being described as a "viral sensation" sounds "like the flu".

"I've been living in this apartment for the past three years - I never witnessed any unusual or suspicious event like this", she said.

Mr Fuller also said Ney had recently self-admitted to a mental health facility and had been listed as missing by family.

Police believe Ney attended the Clarence Street unit to see Dunn, who was a sex worker. Ney discharged himself from Blacktown Hospital after a drug overdose.

A USB stick was found on Ney following his arrest with details about other mass killings in the USA and New Zealand. "I want to say I'm really sorry, she was defenceless", said Ney's sister, who asked not to be named.

NSW Police has not classed the attack as a terrorist incident and has not identified any links to terrorist organisations.

Police are not treating the deadly rampage as terrorism, pointing to Ney's significant history of mental illness and the recent deterioration in his mental state.

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