An armed man has been arrested after stabbing a woman in central Sydney and being detained on the street by members of the public.
A second woman was found dead inside an apartment building on the same street.
BBC News reports Police said the suspect was a "lone actor" with a history of mental health issues.
It says he was known to police but "his history was unremarkable compared to the gravity of the crimes he committed",.
Police say the suspect had some ideologies related to terrorism, but had no apparent links to other terrorist organisations.
It is believed the man had a USB drive containing details of mass killings in New Zealand and the United States.