Man critical, another arrested after stabbing – Leumeah

A man is in a critical condition and another is in custody following a stabbing during a neighbour dispute in Sydney’s south-west.

About 8.45pm (Wednesday 4 December 2019), two male residents of a unit complex on Middleton Road, Leumeah, became involved in a violent altercation in a communal area of the building.

During the incident, one of the men, aged 50, retrieved a machete from his unit, before allegedly stabbing the other man, aged 37, several times in the neck and body.

Witnesses intervened and the man returned to his unit with the weapon.

Emergency services were contacted and the younger man was taken to Liverpool Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

Police from Campbelltown Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

The older man was arrested and taken to Campbelltown Police Station where he is assisting with inquiries.

Investigations continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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