Fatal stabbing; man arrested, NSW

A man has died and another man is under police guard in hospital after a stabbing in Sydney’s east tonight, NSW Police say.

Just after 8pm (Saturday 22 December 2018), emergency services were called to Oxford Street, near Vermon Street, Bondi Junction, following reports a man had been stabbed several times.

Police have been told two men – one aged in his 50s and the other believed to be aged in his 30s – were involved in an altercation at a fast food outlet before both men suffered stab wounds.

Officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command performed CPR on the older man, assisted by NSW Ambulance paramedics, however, he died at the scene.

The younger man was also injured. He was arrested and taken to St Vincent’s Hospital under police guard.

His condition is not known at this stage.

Officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command, with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

It is unknown if the men are known to each other. Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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