Police have launched an appeal for two people to come forward who was with a man when he was stabbed on a busy inner-Brisbane road during the early hours of Friday morning.
Detectives set up an investigation centre at the Brisbane City Police Station on Charlotte Street, as they ask the man and woman who were with the victim at the time of the attack to make contact.
Police also appealed for anyone on Milton Road at 3.30-4am who has further information or dashcam vision to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Meanwhile, the victim, a man aged in his early 30s, remained in a critical condition at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Paramedics rushed to resuscitate the pedestrian found stabbed in the abdomen and back at the intersection of Milton Road and Petrie Terrace before 4am.
That section of Milton Road was closed for about three hours on Friday, reopening about 7am.
Police said they believed an altercation had taken place between the man and at least one other person who had been in a vehicle nearby.
“The driver’s got out of the vehicle – there was a female in the vehicle as well – a physical altercation took place which has resulted in quite serious injuries to the victim,” Inspector Daniel Bragg told Channel Nine.
QAS medical director Dr Stephen Rashford said the man was critically injured and required resuscitation before being taken to hospital in a critical and unstable condition.
“There was approximately 10 QAS staff involved in the resuscitation along with Queensland Fire and Rescue and Queensland Police Service officers in an attempt to save this man’s life,” Dr Rashford said.
Police want to hear from anyone who might have seen a car – possibly a green Holden Barina – leaving the area about 4am.