SINGAPORE — A Singaporean man who sparked a manhunt in Brisbane, Australia, after an alleged murder attempt was arrested on Tuesday (May 9) – at the bloody crime scene which he fled hours earlier.
The 30-year-old, who has not been named, will be charged on Tuesday (May 9) night and is expected to appear in court on Wednesday morning, Australian media reports said.
Queensland Police said the man had used a hammer to hit a 20-year-old woman in her head at a residence in Norman Park. The suspect also used a knife to repeatedly stab the woman on the shoulder.
According to local media reports, the pair had met online, and the woman, a Hong Konger living in Queensland, was the assailant’s ex-girlfriend.
Television crews from two television networks were filming at the crime scene at 2pm local time on Tuesday when they found the suspect sitting on a bed in a bloodstained room.