Man, 31, stabbed in chest by stranger after brawl at suburban train station – as commuters call for extra security after spate of incidents
- Man remains in intensive care after allegedly stabbed at Brisbane train station
- Police have launched a public appeal and are reviewing CCTV from Albion station
- Concerned commuters have renewed calls for extra security at the train station
A young man is fighting for his life after he was allegedly stabbed during a violent row at a busy train station in what is believed to be a random attack.
Emergency services were called to Albion station in Brisbane’s north-east about 8.15pm on Tuesday night.
They arrived at the scene to find a 31-year-old man suffering from stab wounds to the chest.
He was rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital’s intensive care unit, where he remains in a serious condition.
Detectives have launched a manhunt to track down the suspected attacker, who fled the scene before police arrived.
A police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that the victim and the suspect were not known to each other.
Police are reviewing CCTV of Albion train station (pictured) after a man was allegedly stabbed during an argument on Tuesday night
Police currently have no description of the suspect but are reviewing CCTV from the station, which was released by Queensland Rail.
The latest incident has sparked safety and security concerns about Albion train station.
At least 13 offenses have been recorded on the station platform in the past 12 months on top of 70 further offenses in the surrounding area, according to police data.
Concerned commuters have renewed calls for extra security at the train station.
Paramedics treated a man suffering from a stab wound to the chest in Brisbane’s north-east. The picture shows a Queensland ambulance
“There is no security at all,” one woman said The courier post.
Queensland Rail officials insist the station is regularly patrolled.
“Albion station is subject to intelligence-led patrols by QPS Railway Squad Officers and Queensland Rail Authorized Officers,” South East Queensland manager Scott Riedel said.
‘These resources can also be redirected in real time as needed, as was the case with the incident last night.
Anyone who witnessed or has information about Tuesday night’s stabbing is urged to contact police.
The injured man remains in intensive care in a serious condition at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (pictured)