FOUR people have been stabbed, two of them in the neck and a third in the head, at an RSL club in Sydney.
The incident is believed to have occurred at the Smithfield RSL Club on the Cumberland Highway at Smithfield, around 30km west of the city’s CBD, shortly after 10pm on Friday.
Police said four people were stabbed after an argument between three security guards and two men turned physical.
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“The men became involved in a physical altercation, where a knife was produced, and four men were stabbed,” police said in a statement at 11.25pm.
Three men in their 40s have been taken to two different hospitals with knife wounds to their head, chest, and neck.
One of them, a 45-year-old has been taken Westmead Hospital in a stable condition – he was stabbed in the head.
Two others, also in their 40s, have been taken to Liverpool Hospital; one with stab wounds to his chest and neck.
The other man has a knife wound to his throat. Both are in a stable condition.
A fourth man who was stabbed in the hand was treated by paramedics at the scene.
Police said a fifth man, believed to in his mid-40s, was arrested at the scene.and taken to Fairfield Police Station where he is currently assisting with inquiries.
He was taken to Fairfield Police Station where he is currently assisting detectives with inquiries.
It is not yet known whether the injured men were security guards, patrons, or both.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined.
The RSL Club has been turned into a crime scene and is crawling with police.
A major investigation is now underway.
No further information was available at the time of writing.