Highpoint shopping centre: Police investigate stabbing incident in Melbourne, offender on the run

Caleb Runciman
The Nightly
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Police are investigating a stabbing incident at a Melbourne shopping centre one week after a frenzied knife attack at Sydney’s Bondi Junction rocked Australia.
Police are investigating a stabbing incident at a Melbourne shopping centre one week after a frenzied knife attack at Sydney’s Bondi Junction rocked Australia. Credit: Supplied

Police are investigating a stabbing incident at a Melbourne shopping centre one week after a frenzied knife attack at Sydney’s Bondi Junction rocked Australia.

It is reported two young men were engaged in an altercation outside Korean barbecue restaurant Seoul Garden at Melbourne’s Highpoint shopping centre about 2.30pm on Sunday.

It is understood that one of the men stabbed the other in the upper body during the altercation.

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He was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital by ambulance, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The knifeman remains on the run as police continue their investigation into the attack.

On April 13, Queensland man Joel Cauchi killed six people and injured multiple others during the knife attack at Westfield Bondi Junction shopping centre.

The stabbing spree started at 3.20pm when the 40-year-old, armed with a knife, attacked multiple people going about their Saturday afternoon shopping.

Cauchi killed six people – five women and a male security guard.

The horrific ordeal has since sparked safety concerns over knife crime — with security guards at Bondi Junction seen wearing stab-proof vests in the wake of the attack.

Anyone with information relating to the Melbourne stabbing incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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