Sydney stabbing suspect Mert Ney released from hospital and expected to be charged

Ney is accused of killing Michaela Dunn and wounding Linda Bo with a knife in the Sydney CBD on Tuesday

Sydney stabbing suspect Mert Ney has been released from hospital. He was arrested after allegedly killing Michaela Dunn and wounding another woman.
Sydney stabbing suspect Mert Ney has been released from hospital. He was arrested after allegedly killing Michaela Dunn and wounding another woman. Photograph: SUPPLIED/PR IMAGE

A man accused of murdering a young woman in a Sydney unit before allegedly going on a stabbing rampage in the CBD has been released from hospital.

Mert Ney, 20, allegedly killed Michaela Dunn, 24, in a Clarence Street apartment on Tuesday before allegedly stabbing Linda Bo, 41, at the Hotel CBD.

He was later restrained by onlookers using common objects including cafe chairs and a milk crate, and arrested by police after running through the city streets brandishing a bloodied kitchen knife.

Ney was taken to Royal Prince Alfred hospital for treatment but was released and transferred to Surry Hills police station just after midday on Friday.

He was expected to be charged later.

The New South Wales government has launched a review of the accused’s treatment by health services.

Ney’s family reported him missing following a domestic dispute last week. It’s understood he sought medical treatment around that time.