A man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed at Manly.

Just after 2.45am this morning (Monday, 28 August), NSW Police were called to a disturbance at Pacific Street, Manly, where they found an agitated 24-year-old man who told them he had been stabbed.

They called for NSW Ambulance, who responded urgently to the scene, with three crews including an Inspector arriving at Pacific Street just after 3.00am. Paramedics assessed the man’s injuries, finding he was bleeding from a wound to the middle of his chest and upper left arm.

The man was highly agitated and was suspected of being under the influence of amphetamines. They determined the wound to his chest was not immediately life-threatening, but the injury to his arm was deep and causing blood loss.

Paramedics struggled to treat the man’s injuries and apply pressure to the wound on his arm until he could be administered sedatives to reduce his state of agitation.

The man was placed into an induced coma and taken by Intensive Care Ambulance to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition. Following treatment there, he was described as being in a stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

NSW Police have established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack on the man.

There have been a number of recent incidents in the area that have drawn the attention of police. Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command were called to a disturbance at the same location just over an hour before the stabbing. Another large police response was seen in the area on Saturday afternoon (26 August).

Some local residents have complained that people being housed in crisis accommodation at the corner of Malvern Avenue and Pacific Street are causing issues due to untreated drug problems and mental illness.

Police have requested that anyone with information about this morning’s attack contact them at Dee Why Police Station on 02 9971 3399 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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NSW Police are seeking public assistance in relation to this matter. If you have any information that may assist them with their inquiries, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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