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Masked man's machete attack

A MAN was in surgery last night after a savage attack by two men with a machete and knife at a Sunshine Coast hinterland home.

The attack left the 50-year-old with both arms broken and stab wounds to his neck and head. Police said one of the attackers was wearing a balaclava.

A Police Media spokes woman said an ambulance was called to a Landsborough house shortly after 2.20pm.

She said it was believed the victim made the call.

Police were then brought in.

The man had several stab wounds to the head and neck, and both arms were broken. His head was severely bruised, too, the spokeswoman said.

An ambulance crew found him in a shed surrounded by dense bushland at Kelly Crt. The spokeswoman said he was taken to Nambour General Hospital and was in a stable condition.

She said police had not been told which injuries required surgery last night.

Police Media had no information on reports that the attack was bikie related, she said.

The spokeswoman said only one of the attackers wore a mask during the assault, but the victim told police he could not identify either of the men.

A forensic team took fingerprints and evidence from the scene yesterday afternoon.

Neither the knife nor the machete were found.

Meanwhile, investigations were continuing to find a man responsible for a violent carjacking in Marcoola last weekend.

The man, holding a small knife, stepped in front of a car as its female driver travelled along Lorraine Ave last Saturday afternoon.

He threatened the woman, forced her out of the car and drove off.

Just after 7pm, the white, early model Toyota Corolla was found abandoned in Mudjimba. The man was described as Caucasian with a slightly Asian appearance, in his late teens or early 20s, with short brown hair.

Topics:  home invasion injury machete


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