A MAN has been tasered by police after allegedly going on a bloodied rampage and stabbing three people at a house in Melbourne’s southeast.
The terrifying scenes unfolded in the suburb of Doveton just after sunrise on Saturday. It’s understood the man stabbed his sister, her boyfriend and his mother at a house on Lacebark Avenue around 6.30am.
The man’s sister managed to flee the home but he allegedly chased her around the block, armed with a large knife.
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The injured woman was rescued by a family of eight who heard her screaming for help.
The terrified family dragged the woman into their home on Waratah Avenue and called triple zero while trying to keep the armed assailant from getting in.
It’s understood the two adults and six children inside the home managed to sneak the injured woman out the back door and climb over the back fence to safety
Police raced to the scene where they say they were greeted by the offender threatening self-harm with a knife.
Footage from the news helicopters shows heavily armed police storming the Waratah Avenue home and apprehending the man a short time later.
Officers were forced to deploy their tasers to subdue him. He was arrested and strapped face down to a stretcher before being taken away from the scene in an ambulance.
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Police say the man will be interviewed once he has been assessed at a hospital.
The injured woman was treated and stabilised by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to hospital. Police say she has serious injuries.
Emergency services located another two victims around the corner, at the scene of the initial attack at the house on Lacebark Avenue.
A man was found in a critical condition with life-threatening stab wounds inside the home.
A second woman was also found stabbed, although in a less serious condition.
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The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined.
Multiple crime scenes have been established on both Lacebark and Waratah avenues.
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Anyone who may have information that could assist detectives with their investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.