The firefighters who helped tackle the alleged Sydney stabber last week say they don’t feel like heroes.
The four members of the Fire and Rescue NSW crew from Drummoyne Fire Station revealed how they stumbled upon the unfolding horror in the city last Tuesday and sprang into action.
They were on their way back from two minor calls in the city when they saw alleged suspect, Mert Ney.
He was wielding a large knife near York Street and Clarence Street after he allegedly stabbed and killed Michaela Dunn at a nearby apartment, and also allegedly stabbed a 41-year-old woman in the back at the CBD Hotel.
“There was just a sea of people running for their lives,” said Senior Firefighter, Mitch Bennetts, who was driving the fire truck.
“I saw the man, he was wearing a mask, he was covered in blood, he had a big knife.”
After pumping his horn in an effort to stop the man Ney, Mr Bennetts parked, and along with a colleague, ran to the back of the truck and grabbed an axe.
It was then the alleged attacker Mr Ney became aware of him, he said.
“He was up on the car. He looked at me, we made eye contact. He asked me to shoot him,” he said.