Wounding incident – Derwent Park Road, Glenorchy

Shortly after 10:00 am on Friday 28 December 2012, a 37 year old male was stabbed twice with a knife in the forecourt of Super Cheap Auto in Derwent Park Road, Glenorchy.  The victim has been taken by ambulance to the Royal Hobart Hospital where he is currently in a stable condition.  Early medical advice is that the two injuries are not life threatening.

Uniform officers, Detectives and Forensics attended the scene, obtained witness statements and processed the scene.

As a result of investigations conducted, Detectives attended an address in Montrose where a 63 year old male person was taken into custody without incident.  Evidence of an altercation was recovered from this address.  The alleged offender was conveyed to the Hobart Police Station where he is waiting to be interviewed.

Further investigations reveal the incident may stem from what is commonly known as a ‘road rage’ incident that occurred a short time earlier at the intersection of Main Road and Lampton Avenue, Glenorchy. 

Police would like to thank witnesses who have provided valuable information to police and are still appealing for witnesses to come forward who may have witnessed two Ford Falcon vehicles stationary  at the intersection of Lampton Avenue and Main Road prior to them both driving south on Main Road.  Witnesses can contact Crime Stoppers or Glenorchy CIB.

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