The author of the stabbing rampage in Sydney’s CBD is set to be charged with murder, with the police unsure whether he will be deemed medically fit to stand trial.
The man who allegedly killed a woman before attacking others in Sydney’s CBD (before being ultimately subdued by the populace) is expected to be charged with murder today.
The NSW police are currently rifling Mert Ney’s family home, as well as another address in Blacktown after yesterday’s rampage.
Ney spent last night under police guard in hospital as he underwent surgery due to a cut in his knee.
“It is unclear when he will be deemed medically fit to speak with investigators,” the New South Wales police planted via statement.
According to numerous filmed accounts, the 20-year-old jumped on cars and yelled at bystanders to “shoot me in the fucking head” before being restrained by a milk crate.
At this point, the police said that Ney possessed no links to terrorist groups whatsoever. However, the police did note that Ney did have “some ideologies in relation to terrorism”, but noted that “…there was certainly information found on him about other crimes of mass casualties and mass deaths around the world.”
Video footage shows Ney yelling “Allahu Akbar” while wandering the CBD brandishing a large knife. Those words gleaned the following response from conservative Katie Hopkins:
White guy goes on gun-rampage
The left: blame all whites
Knife guy shouts Allah Akhbar and goes on knife rampage
The left: blame mental health #Sydneystabbing
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) August 13, 2019
The Daily Telegraph has noted that Ney faced court in June after being found with knuckledusters. He pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited weapon and was sentenced to a conditional release order for nine months.