Queensland police say the victims of a machete attack in
Rockhampton have terrible wounds to their legs, arms and
Six people suffered wounds in an attack by two men who forced
their way into a house in the central Queensland city on
Four of them have serious, but not life-threatening, injuries
and will need surgery, police say.
Regional Crime Coordinator Darren Shadlow says officers were
quick to respond to the attack, which happened in a quiet
street in the north Rockhampton suburb of Park Avenue.
The alleged attackers, aged 29 and 33, were arrested at the
They'll face court on Thursday, charged with offences
including acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, armed
robbery, and entering a dwelling with intent.
The 33-year-old is also facing a sexual assault charge.
"There are some quite serious injuries to some of the
occupants ... lacerations caused by the machetes, injuries to
legs, arms and the upper torso," Detective Inspector Shadlow
told ABC radio.
He said the four most seriously injured victims - two men and
two women - would be undergoing surgery at the Rockhampton
The other two victims, a man and a woman, were treated at the
A motive for the attack remains unclear.
Neighbours have told of police descending on Macalister
Street in the wake of the violence.
"It was just a sea of flashing lights, and police and the
ambulance taking people away," one neighbour told the ABC.
The alleged attackers will face the Rockhampton Magistrates
Court on Thursday morning.
Det Insp Shadlow said the attackers had their faces covered
during the incident, and are alleged to have stolen money and
mobile phones from the property.