The police are looking for a Russian man after a project developer was murdered and his son stayed behind to fight for life in a stabbing frenzy at a construction site in Sydney.
Albert Metledge, 76, and son Antony, 33, worked at the Princes Highway in St. Peters, in the inner-west of the city, when they were attacked by a man wearing a hi-vis shirt at 1 p.m.
Officers now want to talk to Vladimir Kondakov, 49, who is described as white, about 180 cm tall with a large built and shaved head. He speaks with a Russian accent.
The police want to talk to Vladimir Kondakov, 49, who is described as white, about 180 cm tall with a large built and shaved head
Police said the Russian trader – reportedly known to the pair – left the workplace after stabbing and hitched to the Rockdale region in southern Sydney.
He was last seen in long blue work trousers and brown shoes.
The police have urged the public not to approach the man, but to call threefold zero when they see him.
Albert Metledge died on the spot while his son was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in critical condition.
Antony Metledge (photo) was taken to the hospital in a critical condition on Wednesday
A woman, presumably a relative, was seen rushing to the crime scene on Wednesday afternoon, 7News reported.
& # 39; I have to say goodbye, & # 39; she begged the police through her tears.
A relative said she was in & # 39; shock & # 39; when they heard the news.
& # 39; RIP Uncle Albert. The family is in shock and currently cannot talk or see anyone & # 39 ;, he said in a statement.
& # 39; We thank everyone but are asking for privacy right now. Let family and friends know. & # 39;
A police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that a knife had been found and would undergo forensic investigation.
A father, 76, died and his son, 33 (photo), fights for his life after the couple was stabbed at a construction site in Sydney
The police are still hunting the alleged knife maker, 49, who was wearing a yellow hi-vis shirt
Pictured: Antony Metledge who is in the hospital in critical condition
Searching is widespread and people in southern Sydney have been told they were alert after a man who met his description was noticed in the area.
NSW police inspector Chad Deegenaars said that the man, who does not have a fixed address, is known to the police & # 39; but nothing too alarming & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Do not approach these gentlemen when you see him, & # 39; he said.
Witnesses described hearing shouts before they saw a man's body covered with blood on the concrete near the workplace.
A witness described hearing shouts before he saw the body of a man lying on the concrete next to the workplace
Police believe the suspect is known by both stabbed men and hitched to Rockdale in the south of the city
& # 39; They screamed a lot. They were working. We thought it was an accident, & a woman said.
& # 39; I have seen a lot of blood. & # 39;
Junior Kamara, who has worked on the site for the past six months, said the two victims were father and son.
He said the father was the owner of the company.
He described the men as & # 39; good people & # 39; and said he was unaware of someone who had any kind of complaints against them.
On Wednesday, emergency teams were brought to the Princes Highway in St. Peters, in the inner-west of the city, at 1 p.m.
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