A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested and charged with one count of wounding after he allegedly stabbed a stranger on a street in Brisbane’s south overnight.
Police said the child approached his victim, a 24-year-old man, from behind outside a business on Beaudesert Road at Acacia Ridge just before 8.30pm.
It’s understood the man, who did not know the boy, was talking on the phone when the 12-year-old allegedly stabbed a knife through his back before fleeing the scene.
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The man was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for treatment.
Police said his injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The 12-year-old boy from the suburb of Pallara was taken into custody a short time later.
He has since been charged with one count of wounding and will face a Children’s Court at a later date.