OCTOBER 2 2014
– Emergency crews were kept busy last night, with two people remaining in hospital following two separate stabbings across the state.
The first occurred when a man was stabbed after being chased out of a home south of Wollongong about 5.20pm.
The 32-year-old and two friends were at an Albion Park Rail home on the Princes Hwy about when he got in an argument with a 41-year-old resident of the home.
The man allegedly armed himself with a knife and garden pitch fork before chasing the 32-year-old into an adjacent vacant block of land and attacking him.
The younger man was stabbed numerous times in the neck and torso.
He was flown to St George Hospital with life-threatening injuries
The 41-year-old man was taken to hospital with a minor wound to his head and remains under police guard.
Detectives took statements from more than 10 witnesses and forensic officers were assessing two crime scenes at Albion Park Rail last night.
A neighbour said they thought there was a siege taking place after numerous police cars responded to the incident.
Meanwhile, another man was the victim of a stabbing attack in Sydney’s south overnight.
Police were called to a Cooper St unit at Waterloo about 11.30pm where it is alleged a 46-year-old was stabbed by a woman armed with a kitchen knife.
It is understood the woman, 24, lashed out at the man after she was asked to leave a group gathering at the home.
The injured man ran from the house and was found nearby by paramedics.
He was treated at the scene before he was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital with injuries to his face and chest.
His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Police arrested the 24-year-old at the scene and investigations are continuing.
– Tanya Smart