NSW Police manhunt after St Peters stabbing leaves one dead, another critical

| 06.11,19. 04:37 PM |

NSW Police manhunt after St Peters stabbing leaves one dead, another critical
Photo: NSW Police leaving the scene of the stabbings in St Peters. (ABC News)

A suspect wanted over a fatal stabbing at an inner-Sydney construction site was last seen hitching a ride about 6 kilometres from the crime scene.
Around 1pm, NSW Ambulance were called to a construction site on Applebee Street, in St Peters, after reports two men had been stabbed.
A 76-year-old man, Albert Metledge, was found dead while his son, Antony, 33, was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition.
The ABC understands the father was a property developer who owned the site.
A manhunt was underway for a third man seen fleeing from the scene.
NSW Police called in significant resources — including police helicopters, dog units and riot squad personnel — from across the inner west to track down the 49-year-old suspect.
The man was described as being Caucasian, about 180 centimetres tall with a large build and a shaved head.
Police said he was last seen wearing a high-vis yellow shirt, long blue work pants and brown work boots and may have been carrying a construction helmet.
He was last seen hitching a ride in Rockdale — about 6 kilometres from the crime scene — but police would not confirm if the driver appeared to know the suspect.
Inspector Chad Deegenaars said the man was "capable of a violent" act and was "known" to police, but not "adversely" so.
"He is known to us, but nothing overly alarming," the inspector said.
"Don't approach this gentlemen if you see him."
Police said the three men involved were known to each other and it was not a "random attack", but would not elaborate on those details.
Inspector Deegenaars said the suspect "did not have a fixed address" and was between homes.
Authorities also secured the object used in the stabbing for forensic investigation.
Around 3:00pm, a distressed woman was seen running up Applebee St, saying: "Is he dead?"
She was then taken out of sight by police, where she could be heard crying and wailing.
Inspector Deegenaars said the incident had been traumatic for all involved, from the family, to co-workers at the construction site and for emergency responders.
"It's the worst news anyone can hear," he said.


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