Man who fled the ACT arrested for attempted murder

Facing Court

A 33-year-old Richardson man will face ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday, 6 February 2021) on an attempted murder charge.

The man was arrested in Bridgewater, Tasmania by Tasmania Police on Thursday, 4 February 2021. He appeared before Hobart Magistrates Court the same day where an interstate extradition to the ACT was granted.

The man was wanted by ACT Policing in relation to a stabbing incident that occurred in Gowrie on Thursday, 1 October 2020 where the 23-year-old victim fled to a nearby service station for help.

Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations, Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman warned that this investigation was far from complete.

“We do believe other people were involved in this incident and we urge them to come forward before we come knocking,” Detective Inspector Boorman said.

“We work closely with our interstate colleagues, and I would like to thank Tasmania Police for assisting with this arrest and extradition.

“ACT Policing will continue to track down offenders and place them before the court.”

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