Triple stabbing in knife fight

A MAN is fighting for his life in an intensive care unit and two other men have undergone surgery after a violent knife fight in Casino on Thursday night.

At 7.30pm, emergency services rushed to a unit on Small St where they found three men suffering stab wounds.

A 39-year-old man sustained a wound to his chest and a 38-year-old was stabbed in his abdomen.

A 59-year-old man, who lived at the unit, was also stabbed in the abdomen.

The men were transported by ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital on Thursday night.

Yesterday morning the 38-year-old man was airlifted to the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Richmond Local Area Command Acting Superintendent Rob Cairnduff said a knife was located at the premises.

"A crime scene was established and forensic police attended the scene and conducted an examination and through that search they located a weapon," he said.

"Police collected a knife but we are not sure if that was the actual knife used in the altercation."

Strike Force Nylta was established to investigate the stabbing due to the serious nature of the crime and the injuries involved.

As of 3pm yesterday, only one of the men involved had been interviewed by police and details of the event remained vague.

Police could not confirm whether the incident was drug-related.

A Small St resident said there were always people coming and going from the block of seven units where the stabbing occurred.

He said cars would often pull up near the house very late at night before leaving a short time later.



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