Man arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a French tourist in the neck in Australia

December 1, 2016 08:43


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Australian police on Thursday arrested a man on suspicion of murdering a French tourist in an unprovoked attack in the country's remote Northern Territory local media reported.

An unnamed French man was killed after being stabbed in the neck by an unknown assailant near Alice Springs on Wednesday - some 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) away from the state capital of Darwin - police said.

"The information provided to us that someone had been stabbed in the neck later became apparent that a 30-year-old, sorry, a 33-year-old French national had been stabbed by an unknown male in the neck and had later died of his injuries at that location. Police attended that scene with St. John's (Ambulance) and he was confirmed deceased at that time. The male who was involved in the assault left the are in a motor vehicle, that motor vehicle was later located by police near the Tee Tree community which is about 200 kilometers north of Alice Springs and the male fled into the bush," said Northern Territory Police Detective Superintendent, Travis Wurst

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