The suspect has been identified as a 20-year-old man from Marayong.About two-three members of the public tried and restrained the wild man using chairs and a milk crate. NSW Police Superintendent Gavin Wood on Tuesday said, “Those are significantly brave people, those people are heroes.” Later, the Australian police arrested the suspect.
I think the yelling of Allahu Akbar makes the motive rather obvious, doesn’t it? pic.twitter.com/G3KuKx57xl— convulsingbaldman (@convulsingbald2) August 13, 2019
The man is likely to face charges with serious assault and homicide and possible charges of terrorism, only if it becomes a terrorist incident. According to the NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller, the police knew the suspect but ‘his history was unremarkable compared to the gravity of the crimes he’s committed.”
The violent attack that took place in Sydney this afternoon is deeply concerning. The attacker is now in police custody following the brave actions of those who were present at the scene and were able to able to restrain him.— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) August 13, 2019