A stabbing incident in Manly this afternoon – in which a 43 year old man was stabbed near the tennis courts at Ivanhoe Park – may be linked to a second stabbing and a shooting in Narraweena this evening. In the latter incident, a 21-year-old police officer was stabbed and allegedly hit with a fire extinguisher. The assailant was tasered and then shot in the leg by police. All are in hospital and stable.
However police refuse to formally commit to the connection between the Manly and Narraweena events while the incident is being investigated.
Another hyperlocal Northern Beaches Advocate attended the scene at Narraweena while Manly Observer attended the Manly incident earlier today.
EARLIER 5PM: Police are on the hunt through Manly right now (4.30pm 11 June) for someone alleged to be involved in a stabbing just moments ago near the tennis courts at Ivanhoe Park.
It is as yet unconfirmed whether this incident relates to a later incident in Narraweena where a man stabbed a police officer and was shot in the leg. We are told a press conference will be called and will update soon.
A 43 year old man has been taken to hospital with non life threatening wounds; police remain on scene and have a sniffer dog with them.
Manly Observer collaborated with another hyperlocal Northern Beaches Advocate to cover the story quickly, with us heading down to the scene and the advocate contacting emergency services for information. They learned that NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to reports of a stabbing near the Manly Lawn Tennis Club at Ivanhoe Park, Manly.
The 43-year-old male who had suffered a single stab wound to his upper left arm, allegedly inflicted by another person who had fled the scene.
NSW Ambulance paramedics assessed and treated the man for a deep laceration, before transporting him by road to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
At 4.15pm NSW Police confirmed they did not have anyone in custody and had begun a thorough sweep of the area, bringing in police dogs to assist in the manhunt.
They have not yet released a description of the person being sought in connection with the alleged stabbing.
Anyone who was in the area and saw someone acting suspiciously, or who may have dashcam or CCTV of either incident, should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.