Woman in custody after knife attack at city park
LATEST: A 20-year-old woman from Labrador will appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court this morning charged with one count of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.
The woman was charged following police investigations into an incident in a park at King Edward Parade, Ipswich just after midday yesterday in which a 55-year-old Crows Nest man sustained stab wounds.
UPDATE: Families who chose to spend Sunday in the city's popular destination of River Heart Parklands found their day marred by violence.
About 12:15pm, a man was allegedly repeatedly stabbed by a woman at the park on King Edward Parade.
Witness Phil Skinner from Walloon was in the park for his daughter's fifth birthday party.
"We were busy eating lunch when suddenly we heard shouting going on. We turned around and saw a guy being stabbed in the chest by a woman," he said.
According to Mr Skinner, the man keeled over while attempting to put some distance between himself and his alleged assailant and remained lying on the ground until paramedics and police arrived.
Police said the man's injuries were not life-threatening. He was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.
Police said the woman was arrested shortly after the incident and assisted police with their inquiries.
A crime scene was established at the scene of the alleged stabbing and parts of the park remained closed to the public throughout the afternoon while the Criminal Investigation Branch conducted their investigation.
Officers could not confirm whether the man and woman were known to each other, nor what sparked the alleged stabbing.
Police have called on anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestoppersqld.com.au.
EARLIER: Police have established a crime scene at an Ipswich park this afternoon after a man received stab wounds.
Preliminary investigations suggest a woman stabbed a man multiple times at a park on King Edward Parade.
A man has been transported to Ipswich Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
A woman was arrested shortly after the incident and is now assisting police with their enquiries.
Parts of the park remain closed to the public while the Criminal Investigation Branch conduct their investigation.
Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact local police or Crime Stoppers.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.