Stabbing frenzy at Crown Casino

VIOLENT scenes erupted at Melbourne's Crown Casino last night after three people were stabbed during a wild brawl.

Police were called to Whiteman St, Southbank, just before 10pm after reports of a fight between two groups of men.

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One man, a 29-year-old from Craigieburn, suffered a stab wound to his upper body, while a 24-year-old Plumpton man and a 23-year-old Craigieburn man suffered minor injuries.

A man is loaded into an ambulance after a stabbing at Crown Casino.
A man is loaded into an ambulance after a stabbing at Crown Casino. Sky News

All three were taken to hospital.

A 46-year-old man and a 44-year-old man, both from Oakleigh South have been charged with intentionally cause injury and recklessly cause injury, while the 44-year-old has also been charged with possessing a weapon.

They have been bailed and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court at a later date.

A security guard holds up a screen after three men were stabbed outside Crown.
A security guard holds up a screen after three men were stabbed outside Crown. Sunrise

Premier Daniel Andrews said he had been briefed on the incident but he couldn't comment on the police investigation.

"More broadly on bail, we have a process of reform, we're well into that, and we'll have more to say about that soon, that's the result of tragedies in the past," Mr Andrews said.

He said he was concerned about the rate of violent offences with weapons.

"This has been a concern of Victoria Police for some time, that's why we, over many years, now, have always sought to boost police powers to search people, to increase penalties, whether it be knives or firearms," Mr Andrews said.

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Originally published as Stabbing frenzy at Crown Casino

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