Man charged following stabbing incident at ANU

A 24-year-old man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and other offences following an incident at the ANU campus yesterday.  

Police will allege that at about 2.40pm yesterday (Monday, 18 September 2023) the 24-year-old man initially engaged a male student by hitting him on the head with a frying pan, with the student subsequently running away from the scene.  

The 24-year-old then allegedly stabbed a 20-year-old female student multiple times before chasing a second 20-year-old female student and stabbing her.  

The man then allegedly approached a second male student and punched him in the face.  

Police and ACT Ambulance Service paramedics attended the scene soon after. The two female victims were transported to hospital with one currently in a serious but stable condition and the other in a stable condition. The two male victims did not require hospitalisation.  

Attending police were directed by witnesses to the location of the 24-year-old man and he was taken into custody. He was charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault and one count of possessing an object to be used to kill.  

No motive for the incident has been identified and police do not believe the victims knew the offender.  

Any person who witnessed the incident or has footage of the incident (and they have not already spoken to police) is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via referencing P2193413. 


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