‘They’re fortunate they weren’t killed’: Police charge man over unprovoked northern suburbs home invasion

by | Dec 15, 2021 | Cops, News | 0 comments

A man who allegedly attacked two people with a knife during an unprovoked home invasion in Muirhead has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, police said.

Police reported on Monday that both victims were taken to hospital with serious injuries after the alleged attacker fled the premises.

The motive for the attack remains unclear and appeared to be “completely unprovoked”, police said, adding that the attacker did not know the victims.

The 28-year-old male suspect was arrested Monday night at an Alawa residence and was late yesterday charged with attempted murder and intent to cause serious harm, as well as driving a vehicle in a dangerous manner, driving while disqualified and driving uninsured.

Assistant Commissioner Michael White told media that the victims of the crime “are certainly innocent parties” and did not know the alleged attacker before the incident.

“The victims were very fortunate that they weren’t killed,” Mr White said.

“Police formed a view that he was a high-risk offender and we needed to ensure the safety of the public by ensuring we had the most trained, experienced people to apprehend him safely and to protect the community.”

The man is expected to front court Wednesday morning when police said they would oppose bail for the “high-risk offender”

Police said the victims had been released from hospital, but did not provide an update on their conditions.

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