A man has been stabbed following an altercation outside a pub in Nerang.
Three friends were reportedly threatened by a man in the carpark of the Commercial Hotel on Price St just after 3am.
The group attempted to walk past the man as he made more threats, before one of the men was stabbed in the abdomen.
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He managed to stumble inside the pub to raise the alarm while his alleged attacker fled the scene.
The victim was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
He has since undergone surgery for internal bleeding.
Police are still still searching for the man’s attacker.