The attack happened in the seaside town of Yaroomba
The attack happened in the seaside town of Yaroomba John McCutcheon

CHARGED: Man accused of stabbing victim twice before fleeing

POLICE have laid charges after a man was stabbed in the chest and abdomen on a Sunshine Coast property. 

Police launched a manhunt for the alleged attacker yesterday after finding the 48-year-old stabbing victim with serious injuries at a Yaroomba home on Warran Rd about 9.50pm. 

The victim was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a serious condition. 

Officers will allege the attacker fled the scene and stole a vehicle from a nearby home at Amethyst Place about 1.20am. 

Police intercepted the vehicle on the David Low Way and arrested the driver.

The 20-year-old Yaroomba man has been charged with one count each of wounding, burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.

Police are expected to release further details today. 

 

UPDATE 6.31AM: Police have made an arrest after a man was stabbed twice in the abdomen on a Sunshine Coast property. 

First responders rushed to Yaroomba yesterday about 9.50pm, after the stabbing was reported at the Warran Rd home. 

Paramedics took the 48-year-old man to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.  

Meanwhile, police declared the property a crime scene, and began an immediate search of the area for the attacker. 

About 1.20am, hours after the stabbing, a car was stolen from a home in nearby Amethyst Place. 

Police caught up with the car on the David Low Way, and arrested the 20-year-old driver. 

No charges have yet been laid, and investigations are continuing. 

Police reported the man and the stabbing victim knew each other.

 

EARLIER: Police have declared a crime scene at a property at the Sunshine Coast after a man was reportedly stabbed twice in the abdomen.

Emergency Services were called to the Warran Rd property at Yaroomba, near Coolum, at about 9.30pm on Wednesday night.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said the man had sustained a fairly serious wound.

The man, whose age is not known, was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

The QPS spokeswoman said the two persons involved in the incident were known to each other.

Police are still looking for the man involved and no charges have been laid, she said.

A crime scene has been declared and police remain on scene.



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