A man who was stabbed on a Brisbane street in the early hours of this morning has died in hospital.
The man, aged in his early 30s, was a German backpacker. Police say that he and a friend were crossing the road at the intersection of Petrie Terrace and Milton Rd at around 4am, when they were hit or nearly hit by a vehicle carrying a man and a woman.
When the car stopped, the German man and the male driver allegedly got into an argument that culminated in the victim being stabbed in the back and stomach. Police still don’t know what he was stabbed with.
Although he was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to undergo emergency treatment, he later died of his injuries.
#BREAKING | A large part of Brisbane CBD is shut down after a brutal apparent road rage attack.#sun7 | https://t.co/y3zqLOvE25 pic.twitter.com/yMcGARhEA8— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) October 5, 2017
Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming told the ABC that the incident was a “tragedy“.
There’s a family on the other side of the world who will be getting news that someone they love left home and is not coming home the way they expected them to.
Whatever caused that incident today, the person involved would appear to have done something that is entirely unacceptable in our society.
Today a young man has lost his life and I’m sure no-one woke up this morning or finished their night last night thinking that they would be involved in an altercation that would result in this.
A homicide investigation has been set up, with a green Barina one of the vehicles the police are looking for. They are urging the people in the car to come forward, and are seeking assistance from anyone who may have dashcam footage or the licence plate of the car involved.
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