‘Rambo’ knife attack on the Gold Coast not ‘random’

Update @ 1.00pm: Police are confident the stabbing attack in Labrador this morning was not just a random attack.

Investigations are still underway after a man was found on the street with a brutal stab wound around 6.00am.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith addressed the media today, saying a woman who claims she was walking her dog nearby and found the man, though police are yet to get a formal statement.


“We believe she may be in a friendship or relationship with the victim,” Detective Inspector Smith said.

Police say the ‘lifestyle choices’ of the man lead them to believe this was a deliberate attack.

It’s believed the man wasn’t stabbed at the location he was found at, that he may have been dropped off to the location.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said it was quite a confronting scene for police and paramedics when they arrived, with the knife still lodged in the man’s shoulder.

“It [the knife] is a foot long, with a handle about 4 or 5 inches.

“Imagine a large carving knife, but not something you would use in the kitchen.

“You’d see it in movies, i suppose a better description would be a ‘Rambo’ type knife.

Investigators are waiting to talk to the victim, who is still sedated in hospital.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward about the attack.


Earlier @ 7.30am: AN INVESTIGATION is underway, after a man was stabbed on a street in Labrador.

Members of the public found the man with a large knife protruding from his right shoulder blade on McMillan Street around 6am.

They called an Ambulance and the 28-year-old was treated by critical care paramedics and the High Acuity Response Team at the scene.

He was then transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police were also called and are now investigating.

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