Man stabbed in throat with sword

A man who allegedly stabbed another man in the throat with a sword in southeast Queensland on New Year's Day has been charged by police.

Police said the 34-year-old stabbed the man in the throat with a small sword during an altercation in Pialba about 5.30am (local time) yesterday.

The 30-year-old victim was taken to hospital with a serious cut to his throat and remains in a stable condition.

The alleged attacker was charged with unlawful wounding, police said in a statement.

He is due to front Hervey Bay Magistrates Court today.

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