Three hero Britons who brought down Sydney's knife maker, Mert Ney, described how & # 39; people used the & # 39; weak & # 39; attacker wanted to hurt while lying under a milk crate.
The brothers Paul and Luke O & Shaughnessy and their friend Lee Cuthbert, all from Manchester, were working in the area when they heard the 21-year-old trying to stab different people in the city's business district.
The three men ran down from their fourth floor office and chased the attacker before they held him to the ground and held him down with a chair and milk crate.
They said they & # 39; proud & # 39; are on their actions, but denied that they were heroes – despite the police and the prime minister of the country praising them for helping tackle the suspect.
Today, Luke O & Shaughnessy, a Muay Thai boxer champion, unveiled the moment he restrained the mesman along with other bystanders.
He said that & # 39; many people … wanted to reach him and hurt him a little & # 39; but the man & # 39; gibberish & # 39; spoke.
Muay Thai boxer champion Luke O & Shaughnessy (right) led the chase as he joined his brother and a friend in knocking down the Sydney knife knife
Lee Cuthbert (photo) said that Luke, with the help of another man, & # 39; managed to get him on the floor and pin him down & # 39; with chairs and a plastic crate before the police arrived
Mert Ney is accused of killing a woman before running through the center of Sydney with a large knife and stabbing another. He was stopped by civilians and firefighters with the help of a crowbar, a chair and a crate (photo)
The three British, Paul O & # 39; Shaughnessy (left), Luke O & # 39; Shaughnessy (center) and Lee Cuthbert (right) have described the pursuit of the attacker. They are shown today during a television interview in Australia
& # 39; It was more that you could see that he was not good. Yes, he was in great trouble and you could see that, and it was just a shame to see this weak person who had done so much damage.
& # 39; By that time it was unknown what he had done. & # 39;
He said he and his brother and friend did not hesitate while they ran to the scene.
& # 39; It was just one of those things that you see when someone is so covered with blood and there is a knife and there are people nearby, you know, some of our employees had coffee gatherings and such, so it's only but protection.
& # 39; I said to my brother, "let's go." I said we're going and we're in the elevator and I said, "Mate, there's a person with a knife and there's blood," and we ran and I'm just so happy that these guys followed. & # 39;
Ney is accused of stabbing a 41-year-old woman in the back with witnesses saying he & # 39; Allahu Akbar & # 39; shouted.
Paul O & # 39; Shaughnessy (right and left, in his playing days with Bury in 2003), told reporters with a distinctive northern accent that the man & # 39; was wearing a balaclava, he was wearing a knife with blood on it & # 39;
Luke O & # 39; Shaughnessy (photo) chased the attacker and managed to pin him to the ground
Police believe he killed a 24-year-old sex worker before launching his stabbing yesterday.
Paul O & # 39; Shaughnessy, a former midfielder at Bury between 1999 and 2004, said: & # 39; We came down the elevator, down the elevator and … I'm just grateful that we could play our part.
& # 39; There are other people for sure, you know, who came first and we also just followed him and helped keep the individual a bit under control. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; Luke jumped at the man, as did other people who stopped him, and then he didn't move. And I was the one who just assessed the situation.
& # 39; I could see the knife with blood, I checked him to see if he was explosively with him, but Luke was for me, he is my brother, he is my hero, he immediately jumped on him without even turning on think that process, and I have just analyzed the situation in terms of there are even more attackers. & # 39;
Paul, a father of two who has lived in Sydney for 11 years, said their actions reflected the type of boys that we are as people.
The brothers, who run the digital talent agency MAP Talent, were at their office in York Street when the drama took place at 3:15 pm local time (6:15 am & # 39; morning).
Their friend Lee Cuthbert, 30, said he & # 39; didn't really think & # 39; when they came into action.
& # 39; I saw these guys running out, you know, first, and I just followed the example. These guys are just like my brothers, so once you see them go, you just follow.
& # 39; It was a pretty chaotic, very surreal experience, I didn't really think I was honest, you just act with instinct. & # 39;
Paul added: & # 39; You don't have to thank us, you know. For us as British abroad, this is our second home. We love Australia. It is a great place and I will now tell you that we have had this conversation in the car, if it happened again, we would do it again. & # 39;
Three Britons have been praised as & # 39; heroes & # 39; by the police after they helped hold the messenger. Lee Cuthbert (left), Paul O & # 39; Shaughnessy (center) and Luke O & # 39; Shaughnessy (right), all from Manchester, were working in the area when they heard the man trying to get different people out
Mert Ney was caught at camera moments after he allegedly killed 24-year-old sex worker Michaela Dunn (photo) in a nearby apartment
The brothers said they were holding the attacker until the police arrived at the scene.
New South Wales Police Superintendent Gavin Wood, who spoke to reporters near the scene yesterday, said: & # 39; A number of members of the public have actually physically stopped the perpetrator.
& # 39; And I want to recognize those people, those citizens who got involved. They are brave and I can only use that word seriously.
& # 39; They are considerably brave people. They approach the person … with clear evidence of a stabbing earlier. These people are heroes and I want to acknowledge that.
& # 39; These civilians who have taken their day-to-day affairs into a situation that was extremely dangerous and extremely hostile, and have brought in a person – of whom we are allegedly accusing an innocent person for no specific reason – detention and have enabled us to do our work. & # 39;
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised the bystanders for their intervention.
He posted on Twitter: & # 39; The violent attack that took place in Sydney this afternoon is very worrying.
& # 39; The attacker is now in police custody after the brave actions of those who were present on site and could stop him.
& # 39; The motivation for this attack has not yet been determined because the police are continuing their investigation.
& # 39; Our thoughts are with all those affected by this violent attack. & # 39;
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