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Man Arrested For Stabbing In Cairns

A man was arrested and charged at Normanton on Wednesday night following an incident at Cairns North earlier this month.

Police were dealing with an unrelated matter at a Sheridan Street apartment complex at around 9.30 PM on February 15 when they observed a man stumble out of a nearby unit and collapse in a courtyard.

Officers assisted the man and provided first aid for stab wounds to his chest.

The man was transported by ambulance to Cairns Hospital for further treatment. A crime scene was declared at the address and a knife was allegedly located and seized.

An investigation into the incident resulted in the issuing of an arrest warrant for a 50-year-old Mission River man. The 28-year-old male victim recovered from his injuries and was later discharged from hospital.

Police located and arrested the 50-year-old man at a local residence at around 6:00 PM Wednesday.

He is due to appear in the Normanton Magistrates Court Thursday morning where he will face one charge of unlawful wounding.