Police at the Railway Street address where a man was stabbed in the back four times.
Police at the Railway Street address where a man was stabbed in the back four times. Stanthorpe Border Post

Man stabbed four times

 A 32-YEAR OLD Brisbane man was stabbed in the back four times when he visited a house on Railway Street last night.

Police say the man was involved in an argument with two other Stanthorpe men and a 16-year-old Stanthorpe teenager, which escalated into a fight. During the fight it is believed a knife was produced, and the Brisbane man was stabbed four times in the lower back.

Detective Senior Constable Scott Petrie said the man was lucky to escape serious injury from the stabbing.

“It had the potential to be very serious. The man was lucky his injuries weren’t life threatening,” he said.

“He didn’t suffer any internal bleeding and there was no need to be airlifted.”

The 16-year-old boy was also injured during the scuffle, and obtained a cut to his right hand.

Det. Snr Cnst Petrie said the teenager and three men were soon located by police in seperate vicinities, after several triple 0 phone calls were made.

One of the first on the scene after the stabbing was the older sister to the teen, who said she arrived moments after the four males had left the address.

The 17-year-old girl, who asked not to be named, described a chilling sight when she returned home at about midnight.

“I got home to find the back door had something smashed through it, and there was glass and blood everywhere,” she said.

“I screamed for help and no-one came, so I rang triple 0 and waited for about 20 minutes.”

The girl, who is also an occupant of the Railway Street house, said she initially held grave concerns for her younger brother.

“I panicked. I didn’t know what had happened to my little brother. I thought he might have been kidnapped,” she said.

“It’s pretty sad that something like this can happen to your brother in the home you’ve been living in for seven years.”

The girl said her mother, who was interstate at the time, had been notified of the incident and was on her way home.

Police continue to investigate the incident, and no charges have yet been laid.

- Stanthorpe Border Post


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