Shocking new images show the moment when a good Samaritan was stabbed while he tried to calm a knife-handling man who killed himself after a crime.
- Crazed criminal was on knife rampage in Bass Hill, Sydney on Friday
- Hassan Rizk, 24, tried to stop the man who had hijacked a taxi on the run from the police
- Ayman Fakah, 24, was armed with a 25 cm knife and stabbed him in the stomach
- Mr. Rizk was rushed to the hospital. Fakah killed himself shortly thereafter
Hannah Moore for Daily Mail Australia
This is the shocking moment that a good Samaritan was stabbed in the stomach by a mad criminal on a knife disaster.
Plumber Hassan Rizk, 24, tried to stop a man who was armed with a 25 cm kitchen knife stealing a cab in Bass Hill, Sydney on Friday.
He confronted the 24-year-old Ayman Fakah on the street and asked him: Why do you wear a knife knot? & # 39;
He was rushed to the hospital, where he underwent an emergency operation and now faces a long recovery period in which he will not be able to work
Mr. Rizk then asked another bystander to call the police when the attacker returned and put him in the stomach.
Shocking images first broadcast by 9News let Mr. Rizk stumble while holding his bleeding midriff.
In the Friday's massacre, the knifeman stole a Woolworths van, damaged more than four packed vehicles, and caressed a taxi before killing himself.
Mr. Rizk (photo) was put in his stomach on Friday with a 25cm long kitchen knife after he tried to intervene in a carjacking
Earlier this week, family and friends shared a picture of Mr. Rizk at the hospital, recovering from the stab wound.
The brother of Mr. Rizk told Daily Mail Australia that the operations have been successful so far.
He has set up a fundraising page with the text: & # 39; While protecting other citizens, Hassan Rizk will now suffer the consequences of this horrific incident in the long term because he will not be able to return to his job as plumber until he recovers.
"We as a community thought that the least Hassan deserves this account is to support him in this difficult time to get him back on his feet and not be in a financial or emotional pit. & # 39;
The money will help Mr. Rizk with & # 39; monthly expenses, because he will not work for the next months & # 39 ;.
The chaos began in Bass Hill at about 3 pm on Friday, when Fakah led the police after a 45-minute chase in four suburbs of Sydney.
When the police finally fetched Fakah, he put himself in the chest. He was declared dead on the spot
HOW THE DISRUPTIONAL SPEAK IS UNBUSHED
– The police tried to get Ayman Fakah on Friday at 3:00 pm on the Hume Highway in Bass Hill, because he did not exhibit license plates
– Fakah rammed a police car and kept on driving
– He dictated his silver Range Rover in Chullora and stole a van from Woolworths
– He fled in the truck to Wiley Park and jerked off more than four parked vehicles
– The attacker continued the fleeing officers towards Rockdale
– He got out of the truck at Fitness First in Rockdale and tried to hijack a taxi
– Hassan Rizk confronted the attacker and was brutally stabbed
– After stabbing Mr. Rizk, he fled
– He was eventually cornered at Forest Road in Arncliffe around 3:30 PM
– Armed police with tasers approached him at the intersection of Wardel Street and Forest Road
He turned the knife on himself and died on the spot
Mr. Rizk was seen on video when he fell into panic when he was stabbed in the belly after he was confronted with Fakah.
Bystanders then tried to block the blood flow of Mr. Rizk while they waited for the ambulance.
While doing so, Fakah forced taxi driver Saadi Alsamer, 54, out of his vehicle and used it as an outing.
He drove north to Arncliffe where he was confronted with the police outside the Catholic primary school of St. Francis Xavier.
Then he put himself in the chest and died on the spot.
Fakah was known to the police because of extensive psychological problems.
NSW Police Officer-Assistant Commissioner Mick Fitzgerald said that he has a mental health background & # 39; but had no extensive criminal history.
& # 39; It was a man who did everything he could to prevent arrest. His actions, especially when he has stabbed an innocent person, are the actions of someone we believe who had mental health problems, "he said.
It seems to us that the perpetrator did not deliberately attempt to harm people. He could, if he wanted to, damage a large part of both people and vehicles. & # 39;
Mr. Rizk was rushed to St George Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery on Friday night.
That operation was followed by another one on Saturday to tear a blood vessel to his liver. He is now in a stable condition.
If you or someone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit the website at www.lifeline.org.au. In case of emergency, call 000.
Fakah & # 39; s violent crime spree spread out on Friday 20 km and lasted 45 minutes