Oh, but he was so mentally unstable….
Anti-terror cops probe man, 32, who allegedly tried to murder policeman in frenzied knife attack before muttering ‘Allahu Akhbar’ and telling officers he ‘wanted to kill in the name of God’
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- A Lakemba man, 32, allegedly harassed a food delivery driver in the Sydney CBD
- He then allegedly attacked three responding policemen while wielding a knife
- One officer, 40, was left with blood pouring from his head after he was slashed
- Another cop, 39, was slashed in the hand while a 20-year-old was bitten on arm
- The alleged attacker was arrested and has been charged with four offences
- Assistant Commissioner said officers are ‘lucky to be alive’ after alleged attack
- He allegedly said ‘Allahu Akhbar’ during a police interview after his arrest
- Police are now probing potential links to terror organisations but in early stages
Anti-terror police are probing a man accused of trying to murder officers and muttering ‘Allahu Akhbar’ under his breath after the alleged attack.
Frederick Fadi Elrezz, from Lakemba in Sydney’s south west, was arrested and charged with attempted murder at about 12.20am on Wednesday.
He is accused of attacking two officers with a knife and biting a third on York Street in the Sydney CBD.
Soon after, Elrezz allegedly told officers: ‘I wanted to kill a cop in the name of Allah’, The Australian reported.
He also allegedly said ‘Allahu Akhbar’ during his subsequent interview.
There is nothing in the 32-year-old’s history that indicates he supports extremist agendas or that he has been radicalised.
But anti-terror teams will investigate his background to assess any potential links to terror organisations.