A 47-year-old Carnegie man has been charged with attempted murder, intentionally causing serious injury, affray and making threats to kill following a number of assaults at Glenhuntly train station on Sunday.
It is alleged the knife-wielding man assaulted five women, pushing four of them off the platform and onto the tracks.
7 News reports that the man stabbed a woman’s handbag with the kitchen knife, which then broke in half. He then allegedly began attacking the women with his fists.
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Three elderly victims are still recovering in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The fourth victim was with a child at the time, who managed to run away and get on a train to escape.
“We’re very lucky that no one was more seriously injured or killed,” said Sergeant Jason Venturoni to reporters at the scene. “It was a very serious incident and could have resulted in the death of these ladies.”
The man was arrested at the scene and will appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.
Source: 7 News.
Photo: Twitter / Kristy Mayr.