Suburban Canberra Braine Street stabbing, 1 man dead 3 injured

Cops investigating a violent incident after a man was found dead, three critically wounded

The terrible and bloody scene was confronted by police officers who reacted to a disturbance in a leafy suburban Canberra driveway.

According to an investigator, police officers who responded to a Canberra home on Saturday were faced with the "terrible" sight of a dead man, three wounded persons, and "blood everywhere."

Police were called to a riot on Braine Street in the suburb of Page on Saturday at around 9 a.m.

A man who was tasered and captured was reportedly set on the police.

The property where a man's body and three critically wounded people were found by ACT police.
The property where a man's body and three critically wounded people were found by ACT police.

On Monday, ACT police detective superintendent Scott Moller told reporters, "They turned up to a scene that was unpredictable and extremely dangerous, they were (allegedly) faced with an armed offender who they were able to disarm and arrest."

"It was a terrible scene, a lot of blood all over the place."

The dead man, whose name was withheld by police, was 34.

The 36-year-old suspect was reportedly armed with a sword, Superintendent Moller said, but refused to say what the weapon was.

"Injuries are substantial... All victims have numerous stab wounds from an edged weapon," he said.

The three wounded persons had surgery for their injuries and were severely sedated on Monday afternoon in the hospital, stopping officers from asking them questions.

All three were expected to survive, including two men aged 28 and 26, and a 20-year-old woman.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested by police. Picture by Canberra's Win News
A 36-year-old man has been arrested by police. Picture by Canberra's Win News

Superintendent Moller refused to go into the specifics of what police thought was happening until they turned up at the home, but said everyone involved knew each other.

Previous to the incident, the perpetrator was not known to the police.

On Monday afternoon, the home where the bloody scene played out was cordoned off and remained an active crime scene.

As a consequence of one of the victims leaving the house after the incident, forensic investigators were also securing evidence at other nearby sites, Superintendent Moller said.