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The man who allegedly went on a stabbing rampage around Sydney’s CBD yesterday, leaving one woman dead and another injured, has been identified as 20-year-old Mert Ney.

Police arrested the Marayong, western Sydney local yesterday afternoon after a number of bystanders pinned him down in the street with cafe chairs and milk crates. He had stabbed a woman in the back with a large butcher’s knife just moments earlier. Shortly thereafter, at about 4:30PM, another woman was found dead in an apartment building on Clarence Street.

It has since been confirmed that Ney has a history of mental health issues,

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