Man charged with attempted murder over Southport knife attack

A 24-YEAR-OLD man from Ipswich has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a man almost to death in a frenzied knife attack at a unit complex on the Gold Coast.

A 47-year-old was repeatedly slashed and stabbed in the upper body after answering a knock at the door of his Worendo Street unit in Southport at around 5.30pm on Saturday.

Police said the victim was set upon by a man dressed in black and holding a knife after opening his door.


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Paramedics said the 47-year-old was stabbed up to nine times in the torso and arm.

The attacker, who police said had facial tattoos and knew his victim, then fled the scene on foot.

The 47-year-old was stabilised by paramedics on the street outside the complex before being rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

Detectives commenced an attempted murder investigation and launched a major manhunt to track down the attacker.

Investigators arrested a 24-year-old man from Booval yesterday. He has since been charged with one count each of attempted murder and enter dwelling with intent.

He was remanded in custody overnight and is due to front Ipswich Magistrates Court today.