Northbridge: Police hunt man who stabbed victim in the neck during random attack

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A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the neck in a random Northbridge attack on Friday night.

The terrifying incident unfolded just after midnight on the corner of Williams Street and James Street.

It is understood the victim, aged in his 20s, was on a night out with several other friends when a man approached them.

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The man then started acting erratically, according to one of the victim’s friends, following the group and “trying to make a scene”.

“We told him to go away and he threatened to cut us,” he told The West Australian.

“That’s when he pulled out a knife.”

Camera IconPolice at the scene of a stabbing in Northbridge on Friday night. Credit: 7NEWS
A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the neck in a random Northbridge attack.
Camera IconA man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the neck in a random Northbridge attack. Credit: 7NEWS/7NEWS

The man allegedly stuck the knife into the young victim’s neck and fled the scene.

Police were on the scene seconds later and St John Ambulance was called.

The victim was taken to Royal Perth Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police blocked off both sides of William Street while forensics examined the scene in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It is understood no arrests have been made so far.

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