Auckland stabbings: Man remanded in custody

Photo: RNZ
A man has been charged after yesterday's stabbing attack in Auckland. Photo: RNZ
A 41-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court today over charges of assault and wounding with intent following an incident on Auckland's North Shore yesterday.

The man appeared in Waitākere District Court today.

He has been charged with one count of assault and four counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Four people were stabbed in what police said was a random attack in the suburb of Murrays Bay.

One person was stabbed at a Westbourne Road property and three others were attacked near a bus stop.

Police say they generally discourage the public intervening but greatly appreciated those who apprehended the offender until they arrived at the scene.

Police said in a statement today that the community could be reassured that the violent rampage was an isolated incident.

They intend having an increased presence in the Murray's Bay and Mairangi Bay areas as the investigation into the incident continues.

 

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