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Teen arrested over knife attack near school

Nathan SchmidtNCA NewsWire
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A teenager has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a 19-year-old man in broad daylight after an altercation near a school in Brisbane’s south.

Police allege the 17-year-old boy became involved in a fight with the man outside a property in Acacia Ridge about 2.30pm on Friday.

The teenager is alleged to have then produced a knife and stabbed the man multiple times.

Emergency services rushed the 19-year-old to Princess Alexandra Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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A man is fighting for his life after an alleged knife attack in Brisbane's south. Picture: Nine
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The 17-year-old Acacia Ridge boy has since been charged with one count of attempted murder, threatening violence, and possessing a knife in public.

He’s been remanded in custody to appear in court again in June.

Acacia Ridge Criminal Investigation Branch are seeking the assistance of anyone who travelled along Gregory St between 2 and 2.30pm on Friday May 17 to review their dashcam footage.

The alleged attack comes amid renewed focus on knife crime in Queensland, with the state government pledging to enhance Jack’s Law and other police powers.

Originally published as Teen arrested over knife attack near school

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