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Sydney knife attacker had mental health issues, ideology not motive, police say

Sydney knife attacker had mental health issues, ideology not motive, police say

THE man who fatally stabbed six people in Sydney had mental health issues in the past and there is no indication ideology was a motive in the attack in one of the city's busiest shopping centres, police said. The attacker, identified by police as 40-year-old Joel Cauchi, was known to police in the neighbouring state of Queensland, and police have spoken to his family after Saturday's attack, according to police from New South Wales and Queensland states. Cauchi's family recognised him and contacted police on Saturday after seeing news reports of the killings. "The family, when they viewed footage of…
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Man fatally stabs police officer outside Brazilian embassy in Tunis

Man fatally stabs police officer outside Brazilian embassy in Tunis

A man fatally stabbed a policeman on duty outside the Brazilian embassy in Tunis before police shot the attacker in the leg and arrested him, the Interior Ministry said. A ministry official said the attacker, 53, was mentally ill and the stabbing was not being treated as terrorism. The policeman later died from his wounds, a spokesperson for the Interior Ministry said. Thomson Reuters Foundation
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