The woman who suspected the police had cut her throat by the man accused of the knife rampage in Sydney was a sex worker who operated from her home.
The body of the 21-year-old was found on Tuesday at 3.15 pm on the fourth floor of a Clarence Street building.
Police claim that Mert Ney, also 21, cut her throat with a butcher knife before commencing a six-minute massacre in the heart of the city.
Detectives go through the couple's phones to determine the nature of their relationship.
The victim had a personal mention on Locanto under the heading & # 39; men looking for women & # 39 ;, The Daily telegram reported.
Police commissioner Mick Fuller said that Ney had visited the woman for & # 39; business purposes & # 39 ;.
The body of the 21-year-old was found on Tuesday at 3.15 p.m. on the fourth floor of a Clarence Street building, after Mert Ney cut her throat with a knife
The knife maker was seen on the corner of King and Clarence Street, handled a large knife and called for someone to shoot him
Footage shows the attacker being pinned to the ground by bystanders of the hero carrying milk crates
Mert Ney (photo), 21, was arrested after being subjected to heroic bystanders at 2 p.m.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THE SYDNEY CBD HOMICIDE AND STABBING:
* 2 pm: police receive calls about a man armed with a knife and a balaclava walking down York Street in the CBD of Sydney.
* Officers arrive to find a 41-year-old woman who sustains a stab wound in the Hotel CBD on the corner of King and York Streets.
* A short time later, three members are holding the 21-year-old attacker before he is arrested by the police.
* 15.15 hrs: the body of a 21 year old woman was found in a Clarence Street unit.
* The police investigate whether the body is related to the previous stitches.
* 5.30 pm: NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller confirms that the two crimes are interrelated and reveals that the alleged attacker – 21-year-old Mert Ney – has a history of mental health problems.
* Police say the Marayong man has no ties with terrorist organizations, but does have some & # 39; ideologies regarding terrorism & # 39 ;.
* Ney reportedly had material with him & # 39; about other crimes of mass casualties and mass deaths around the world & # 39 ;, says the commissioner.
* Detectives thoroughly search Ney's house in western Sydney.
& # 39; It looks like he (Ney) was there for a business purpose, & # 39; he said.
No, from Blacktown in the west of the city, was arrested shortly after fourteen in the CBD of Sydney.
Dramatic footage of the arrest shows bystanders holding Nay and a crate of milk around his head.
Police said they did not believe it was a terror-related incident and said the alleged attacker had no links with terrorist organizations.
Horrible images showed the man, who was wearing a gray hooded sweater and holding a large knife, jumped on top of a Mercedes as he screamed & shoot me in the head & # 39 ;.
Brave witnesses were able to tackle the man and press his head with a milk crate until the police arrived and arrested him when hundreds of workers gathered.
Police praised civilians, firefighters and ambulance personnel on Tuesday evening for preventing & # 39; which could have been a much worse situation & # 39 ;.
Friends of the Sydney messenger say he recently converted to Islam and a & # 39; strange person & # 39; used to be.
A man was in the same class as Ney at Blacktown Boys High School and said he was shocked by reports that he was behind the attacks.
& # 39; I always thought he was a little weird and he always posted about conversion (to Islam) and things like that, said the man who wanted to remain anonymous.
& # 39; (But) I didn't expect him to go that far. & # 39;
Amazed spectators were scene frozen in the street when the man with a knife started his stabbing anger through the streets
A man with a knife (left) can be seen walking towards a bystander (right) who was forced to use a chair to protect himself
Ney, 21, grew up in a weatherboard house (photo) in Marayong, near Blacktown, the middle brother of two brothers and sisters and the son of Turkish Cypriot parents
A man wearing a gray hoodie covered in blood and carrying a large knife could be seen on the street while hundreds of people fled their lives
The Transport Management Center urged motorists to avoid King Street – south of the town's Wynyard Station – after the alleged attack on Tuesday afternoon
A man is in custody after he stabbed a woman in the Sydney CBD this afternoon
The Marayong house of terror suspect Mert Nay is being searched by NSW Police in Sydney tonight
Neighbors growing up new Ney say he & # 39; n not so & # 39; n talker & # 39; and would not interact with others
From 8.30 p.m. Tuesday evening, the police had taped the family home, but it was unclear whether they would raid the property.
Investigators do not believe that it is a terror-related incident and said the alleged attacker had no links with terrorist organizations – despite witnesses reporting the attacker to murmur religious slogans, including & # 39; Allahu Akbar & # 39 ;.
But NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller said they had found information about the man, including a USB stick & # 39; which suggested that he had some ideologies related to terrorism & # 39 ;.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THE SYDNEY CBD STABBING:
SUPERINTENDENT GAVIN WOOD: & # 39; A number of citizens have physically stopped the perpetrator. They were considerably brave people. To approach a person with a mentality (that) this person did, with clear evidence of earlier stabbing, these people are heroes. & # 39;
WITNESSES PAUL O & # 39; SHAUGHNESSY: & # 39; My brother, he was the hero. He grabbed him, along with another man we don't know, and put a crate on his head. He just mumbled religious things. & # 39;
@JACKHUDDO ON TWITTER: & # 39; So crazy! A random guy was just starting to put people in town just outside where we had lunch. & # 39;
WITNESS DAVID VAUX AT ABC: & I walked to Wynyard Park and this man came running around the corner … and then five or six other men followed him. & # 39;
& # 39; They were armed with crowbars and one man had an ax and another man who was a firefighter, I think, had a fire fighting tool and also a man with a news camera on his shoulder. & # 39;
PRIME MINISTER SCOTT MORRISON ON TWITTER: & # 39; The violent attack that took place in Sydney this afternoon is very worrying. The attacker is now in police custody after the brave actions of those on the spot who could stop him. & # 39;
FEDERAL LABOR LEADER ANTHONY ALBANESE: & # 39; The details are not yet fully known, but we congratulate the NSW police for the work they have done and incredibly courageous bystanders who have taken action to arrest this man. & # 39;
& # 39; Very frightening visuals, the fact that people risk their own lives by taking action, was an act of incredible courage and I certainly testify. & # 39;
NSW POLICY COMMISSIONER MICK FULLER: & # 39; All the evidence at our disposal would link these two crimes (the killing and stabbing) to each other. & # 39;
& # 39; Certainly information has been found about him about other crimes of mass casualties and mass deaths around the world. & # 39;
NSW POLICE MINISTER DAVID ELLIOTT: & # 39; If you want to behave in this way … note, it's not just the police who respond, it's the citizens, it's the firies, it's the ambos, it's someone else who thinks their city gets that kind of disrespect. & # 39;
The thumb drive is said to also refer to mass shootings in New Zealand and the US – including the terror attack of Christchurch in March.
Commissioner Fuller added that the suspect was known to the police, although his previous history could not be compared to his alleged actions in the heart of Sydney & # 39; s CBD.
The alleged attacker would have acted arbitrarily and is expected to be charged later on Tuesday evening.
Witness Jess Warren, 28, said she was having lunch at the Regiment CBD cafe when the messenger was finally arrested.
She told Daily Mail Australia fire and rescue workers who handled an ax and a crowbar, and a few civilians, two swinging chairs, had chased before they finally held him.
& # 39; One of the boys chasing him pushed him in the back, when he fell the fire fell into his legs, and then they pinned him down with the seats, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Then they just sat on him until the police came. & # 39;
& # 39; People couldn't believe it, then everyone stood in their seats to look over the crowd. & # 39;
Dramatic photo taken by a tourist in the back seat of a taxi shows the crazy knife with a 30 cm knife while a middle-aged businessman tries to bring him to the ground with a chair
By Hannah Moore for Daily Mail Australia
A moving photo shows the moment when a brave spectator with a wicker chair prepared himself to conquer a crazed knife in the CBD of Sydney.
The man can be seen outside the Hotel CBD on King Street, while the knife man, presumably about 25 years old, holds his knife firmly.
Pictured: the moment when a brave spectator prepares to conquer a crazy knife on a city road
The photo was taken by technician Ayusha, who was on holiday in Sydney.
& # 39; We just met the man with a knife on the street, & # 39; she captured the image. & # 39; Apparently he had some blood on his shirt. We are all safe in the car. & # 39;
The knife maker was seen jumping on a black Mercedes that & # 39; Allahu Akhbar & # 39; shouted and his weapon waved moments before the businessman came running towards him with a chair.
& # 39; Oi, & # 39; the businessman shouted, done with his chair.
& # 39; Shoot me, shoot me in the head, & # 39; the mesman shouted as he burst through the intersection.
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