Police arrest man accused of stabbing security guard at all-girls school

UPDATE @ 1.20 PM, September 14 | Police have reportedly arrested the man accused of stabbing a security guard at an elite all-girls boarding school in South Brisbane.

The horror attack happened on the grounds of Somerville House in Graham Street just before 5.30am on Wednesday.

According to multiple media reports, the 25-year-old man was taken into custody today following a major manhunt.


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The security guard is recovering in a stable condition at the Princess Alexandra Hospital after undergoing surgery.

EARLIER at 3:55 PM, September 13 | DETECTIVES have identified and released a photo of the man who allegedly stabbed a security guard at an elite all-girls boarding school in Brisbane this morning as they step up their efforts to find him.

Khia Gribben, 25, is accused of repeatedly stabbing a 51-year-old security guard on the grounds of Somerville House in Graham Street, South Brisbane, around 5.25am.

He fled the scene immediately after the attack and was last seen at a bus stop outside Lutwyche City shopping centre on Gympie Road just after 6am.

The security guard is recovering in a stable condition at the Princess Alexandra Hospital after undergoing surgery.

Police are urging anyone who may have seen Gribben or knows where he is to call Triple Zero immediately.

Members of the public are warned not to approach him.

FIRST at 7.30 AM | A well-known independent girls school in South Brisbane is a crime scene this morning after a security guard was repeatedly stabbed by an intruder.

The guard was attacked on the grounds of Somerville House in Graham Street just before 5.30am.

He has been rushed to the Princess Alexandra hospital with significant but non-life-threatening injuries to his abdomen and arms.

A major hunt is now underway for the man’s attacker, with police warning the public to be vigilant.

“There’s no description as yet, however, obviously if members of the public remain vigilant and not to approach anyone that appears armed,” Detective Inspector Tony Geary said.

Police said the man, who may have fled onto a train, may also still have blood on him.

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Classes have since resumed as normal at the school.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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