One woman dead, another injured in Sydney CBD

One woman dead, another injured in Sydney CBD

The body of a 21-year-old woman has been found a short distance from where civilians restrained a man armed with a knife who stabbed another woman in Sydney’s CBD on Tuesday afternoon.

Police do not believe the attack is terror-related or that the suspect, 21-year-old Mert Ney, has links to any terrorist organisations.

The ABC reported that the suspect is an escapee from a mental health facility, and police have confirmed Mr Ney has a history of mental health issues.

The injured woman, 41, was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital and is understood to be in a stable condition.

The suspect was restrained by passers-by armed with chairs, a crowbar and a milk crate.

This is a developing story.

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