UPDATE 4:00 PM | A 33-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with trying to maim and disfigure a teenager after allegedly walking up to him and stabbing him in the throat outside a bar in Brisbane’s south.
The 17-year-old was knifed in the neck outside the Mains Road venue at Sunnybank around 10am on Saturday.
Police said the savage attack was unprovoked and the accused did not know his victim.
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“The teenager was standing outside (the venue) when he was approached by a man who police will allege assaulted him after a very brief conversation in an apparent unprovoked attack,” police said in a statement.
The teenager fled the scene, clutching his neck and sought refuge inside a nearby shopping centre where shoppers and staff raced to his aid and called triple zero.
The 17-year-old from Sunnybank Hills was then rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition.
Bizarrely, his attacker waited at the scene for police to arrive and was arrested without incident.
The 33-year-old Sunnybank man spent the morning being questioned by Upper Mount Gravatt detectives before being charged with acts intended to maim/disfigure/disable, as well as going armed so as to cause fear.
He has been denied police bail and will front Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.
FIRST at 1:30 PM | A TEENAGER is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed in the neck outside a bar in Brisbane’s south.
The 17-year-old was knifed in the throat outside the venue on Mains Road at Sunnybank around 10am on Saturday.
Police said the teen had been arguing with a 33-year-old man outside the bar before he was stabbed.
The 17-year-old was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.
The older man was arrested at the scene and is currently assisting police with their investigation.
Police are urging witnesses and anyone with any information that could assist with their inquiries to come forward.
No further information was available at the time of writing.
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