Emergency services are responding to reports of a stabbing incident on the fringe of Mackay's CBD, at James St.
Emergency services are responding to reports of a stabbing incident on the fringe of Mackay's CBD, at James St. Melanie Whiting

Stabbed in the back during frenzied attack

UPDATE 9:15AM: A FRENZIED attack at a Mackay unit block allegedly began when a 22-year-old man hurled a knife at another man. 

When a third man tried to help, Police allege he was stabbed in the back.  

Mackay Police confirmed the alleged incident, which occurred on James St at 5.54pm, involved three men known to each other. 

It is alleged that there was an altercation between the 22 year old and a 25-year-old man, during which the younger man threw a knife but missed. 

The older Mackay man sustained minor wounds to his hands trying to protect himself.

A 20-year-old man tried to help, and as a result received a stab wound to the back. 

Police also confirmed, during the fight the 22-year-old received a deep wound to his thigh. 

Police are investigating how he sustained this injury.

The two younger men were taken to Mackay Base Hospital and are in a stable condition.

 

UPDATE 7AM: POLICE are investigating what lead to a disturbance on James Street last night where three men in their 20s sustained stab wounds. 

A statement from the Queensland Ambulance Service said one suffered a superficial laceration and did not require hospitalisation.

A second male suffered wounds to his arm and leg and was taken to Mackay Hospital in a stable condition. 

The third man suffered wounds to his torso and arm and was transported to Mackay Hospital in a serious condition with a critical care paramedic on board.  

A Queensland Police spokeswoman this morning told the Daily Mercury officers attended the address about 5.45pm after reports of a disturbance. 

She said police plan to interview the hospitalised men to ascertain what happened last night.  

UPDATE 8PM: A person is helping police with their inquiries following this evening's stabbing in James Street, Mackay. 

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said a 21-year-old man was taken to Mackay Base Hospital earlier this evening in a stable condition with a wound to the flank and arm. 

A second 21-year-old man was taken to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition with a wound to his right hand and right leg. 

A third person with superficial wounds was treated at the scene and left in the care of QPS.  

UPDATE 6.30PM: A WITNESS to the aftermath of this evening's stabbing in James Street has described the horror of finding a man bleeding in a walkway.

Mackay's Mary Sauney said she was visiting her sister-in-law at the block of units when she came across a man with stab wounds laying on the walkway in front of a unit.

"I just saw the one fella laying on the ground with blood everywhere, stab wounds to his leg, arm," Ms Sauney said.

"The police came down and said there was another fella at the back with stab (wounds).

"The one laying on the ground was the worst one."

Witnesses have described the incident as being sparked by a "neighbourhood dispute".

Ms Sauney said the area was not safe to live in.

"Sometimes I come home from bingo and you always see people walking around," she said.

"It's just gone dark, you wouldn't think this (would happen)." 

IN SHOCK: Amy Sauney with her aunt Mary Sauney
IN SHOCK: Amy Sauney with her aunt Mary Sauney Melanie Whiting

UPDATE: EMERGENCY services are responding to reports of a stabbing incident on the fringe of Mackay's CBD.

Reports suggest up to three people have suffered stab wounds at a James Street address.

Multiple police and ambulance crews are at the scene.

Police were unable to confirm any further details.

More to come. 

INITIAL 6.10PM: TWO people have been stabbed and one person is believed to be on the run after an incident at James St, Mackay. 

Two men have been taken from the scene in an ambulance. 

The incident is believed to have taken place after a dispute that started in an apartment block on James St. 


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