One person dead, another critical after horror knife attack in NSW

ONE man is dead and another is fighting to stay alive in hospital following a horror knife attack in NSW.

It happened in the small town of Corowa, in the state’s south, at around midday on Saturday.

Police said emergency services were called to reports of an “affray” at a house on Vera Street at 12.05pm.


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Officers arrived to find two men, aged 33 and 41, with life-threatening stab wounds and head injuries.

Sadly, despite the efforts of paramedics, the older man could not be saved and died at Corowa Hospital.

The 33-year-old was rushed to the same hospital with multiple stable wounds and internal bleeding.

Police say he is in a critical condition, fighting to stay alive.

A third 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Corowa Police Station where he remains this afternoon, being questioned by detectives.

The exact circumstances surrounding the attack were not immediately known.

Police said all three men are believed to have known to each other.

The Vera Street home has been declared a crime scene and is crawling with police and forensic teams.

No further information was available at the time of writing, and no charges had been laid.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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