One man dies after knife attack in Knox Park


A 46-YEAR-OLD man has died and two other men have been taken to hospital with stab wounds following a shocking knife attack in Murwillumbah today.

The attack on three men took place in Knox Park around 12.30pm today (Tuesday, June 6) resulting in a brief lock down of the local public school.

According to local reports the three men were chased by another man holding a large kitchen knife. The man, who witnesses said was covered in tattoos, allegedly stabbed all three men.

A 46-year-old man was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital where he later died.

An 18-year-old man was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital. He remains in a critical condition suffering wounds to his chest.

Another man, aged 29, was taken to Murwillumbah Hospital suffering minor injuries. He has since been released from hospital.

A 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

He is currently assisting police with inquiries.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner and investigations are continuing.

NSW Education media said the school was locked down as a “precaution during a police operation, the school began a lock down at approximately 1pm.

“On police advice school resumed as normal at 1.35pm.”