UPDATE: Police respond to stabbing incident at ANU

Two 20-year-old female students have been transported to hospital, one in a critical condition and one in a stable condition, after a stabbing incident at Australian National University this afternoon.

About 2.45pm today (Monday 18 September 2023) ACT Policing and ACT Ambulance Service paramedics were called to the University following reports of a stabbing incident.

A 34 year-old male was also assaulted and received minor injuries and did not require transportation to hospital.

A 24-year-old male, who is not believed to be a student of the university, is in police custody. He has not been charged at this time. No other people are being sought by police.

No specific motive for the incident has been identified.

Any person who has mobile phone footage of the incident is urged to immediately attend City Police Station to provide that footage to police. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppers.com.au referencing P2193413.


POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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