What we know:

  • A stabbing occurred at a unit block on Clifton St, Booval at 12.07pm
  • Three people have been injured, two men and one woman
  • A child was inside the unit at the time
  • The men were known to each other, the 40-year-old man has been arrested 

POLICE have charged a 40-year-old man with attempted murder and wounding after a 29-year-old man suffered multiple stab wounds in Booval.

Queensland Police confirmed the charges were laid on Monday evening. He is expected to face Ipswich Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Police believe that at 11.50am, two men were involved in an "altercation" in which a man was stabbed in the back.

The 29-year-old was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital and is in a stable condition.

A 40-year-old was taken to Ipswich Hospital but later released.


Triple stabbing: Man arrested, another rushed to hospital

LATEST: Police are investigating the unlawful wounding of a 29-year-old man at Booval this morning.

Around 11.50am, two men were involved in an altercation at a Clifton St address in which a 29-year-old man received stab wounds to his back.

The 29-year-old man was transported to Princess Alexandria Hospital for treatment and is in a stable condition.

A 32-year-old woman who attempted to intervene during the incident was treated at the scene for a cut to her hand.

A 40-year-old man was transported to a nearby hospital where he is assisting police with their inquiries.

Investigations are continuing.


UPDATE 4PM: The 40-year-old man who suffered head injuries during a stabbing at Booval today has been arrested - although no charges have been laid.

A 29-year-old man was taken to the PA hospital in a serious condition and is believed to have suffered multiple stab wounds to his back.  

UPDATE 2PM: Police have confirmed a child was inside the unit where a triple stabbing occurred this afternoon.

The three people have been taken to hospital, one in a serious condition, after the incident at Booval.

A man, believed to be 29 years old, suffered multiple stab wounds to his back and has been transported to the PA Hospital in Brisbane in a serious condition.

Queensland Ambulance Service have also reported a 40-year-old man has been taken to Ipswich Hospital with head and hand lacerations.

A woman, 32, suffered a minor laceration to her hand and has been taken to Ipswich Hospital.

Sergeant Leon Margetts said police were interviewing the woman involved.

He also said the two men involved were known to each other and police were not looking for any further suspects at this stage.

Police expect the street to be re-opened within the next couple of hours.

The unit will remain a crime scene until forensics have finished collecting evidence which may be this evening.

Nearby resident Wayne Durham said in the 44 years he had lived on Clifton St, he'd never experienced anything like this.

"You get the odd hoon but normally it's a quiet street," he said.

"I'm pretty shocked to hear what's happened."

"I just looked out the window and saw all the police on the road," he said.

Another neighbour said there were a few homes on the street where she believed there was criminal activity, but the unit block in question wasn't one of those.

Police are yet to make an official statement.


EARLIER: A STABBING has seen three people injured in Booval.

The incident occurred at a block of units on Clifton St and was called in by a resident of the unit complex at 12.07pm.

Paramedics and police were called to the scene.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said paramedics were still on site treating all three people involved.

He said a man, believed to be 29 years old, suffered multiple stab wounds and would be transported to the PA Hospital in Brisbane.

QAS also reported another 40-year-old man would be taken to Ipswich Hospital after suffering lacerations.

A woman, 32, was also injured suffering a minor laceration to her hand.

The crime scene is being closed off and police remain on site.

More to come.

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