THREE people have been stabbed after a man with a knife burst through the front door of their home in Sydney’s west.
The man is believed to have been hiding outside the Ligar Street home in Fairfield Heights before making his move shortly after 2.30am on Saturday.
Police said a woman who lives at the home returned to the house with her 31-year-old male friend about 2.40am.
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After struggling to find her keys, the woman knocked on the front door and was let into the home with her companion.
While the door remained ajar, however, police said another man dressed in all black forced his way into the home while brandishing a knife.
The man allegedly threatened the occupants and stabbed the woman’s 31-year-old male friend in the head and shoulder.
Two other men aged 18 and 24 who were also living at the home were also injured after rushing to the 31-year-old’s aid.
They both sustained lacerations to their hands during a violent struggle with the offender before he ran from the home.
The 31-year-old man and 18-year-old man were both transported by ambulance to Liverpool Hospital.
Officers from the Fairfield City Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene.
Investigations are continuing. Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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.