Police investigating death in Page

Under Investigation

ACT Policing has established a dedicated team to investigate the death of a 34-year-old man in Braine Street in Page on Saturday, 20 February.

This team consists of Criminal Investigations members with a wide range of police expertise.

The deceased man’s name will not be released at this time.

Three people, two men aged 28 and 36, and a 20-year-old woman, remain in hospital receiving treatment for injuries they received during this incident. The 36-year-old is the man police arrested on Saturday; however, no charges have been laid at this stage.

Police believe the offender used at least two knives in the initial attack. A crime scene remains in place in Braine Street while the forensic investigation of the area continues.

More than 20 witnesses have already been interviewed by detectives and a search warrant has been executed at the residence where the dead man was located.

ACT Policing Detective Superintendent, Criminal Investigations, Scott Moller said the investigation would take time to complete due to its complex nature.

“We have arrested the man we believe was responsible for this incident, but due to the nature of his injuries, and the injuries incurred by the two surviving victims, it will be some time before we are able to speak further to them,” said Detective Superintendent Moller.

“The primary concern at the moment is the recovery of all the people injured and the investigation will progress once more information is available.

“Many people have already spoken to police, and supplied vital information, but I urge anyone who saw anything in the area on Saturday morning, who has not yet spoken to police, to make contact with us.”

Anyone who may have any information that has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6737571. Information can be provided anonymously.

 

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