Macca's stabbing: Baby at scene of vicious attack

12.40am: Police have confirmed a baby was present when a man was stabbed in Minyama last night.

Early investigations indicate the 27-year-old victim was reaching into the open car parked on the Nicklin Way, with the baby inside the vehicle, when the two offenders attacked. 

The victim was stabbed with an unknown weapon that left puncture wounds to his back.

The windscreen of the man's car was also damaged. 

The wounded man then sought help and refuge in the restaurant following the attack.

Sunshine Coast CIB officer in charge and Acting Detective Senior Sergeant David Harbison praised McDonald's staff and patrons who "did the right thing" and immediately helped the man and called police.

Police expect to conduct a formal interview with the victim this afternoon for more information.

Act Det Snr Sgt Harbison said police believed the man may have known his assailants. 

"We're in the early stages of our investigation, but I would like to emphasise that we don't believe this is a random incident," he said. 


A man has been stabbed in the back at Minyama.
A man has been stabbed in the back at Minyama. 7 News

UPDATE 10am: The man stabbed on the Sunshine Coast last night was struck from behind in a surprise attack. 

Investigators told the Sunshine Coast Daily this morning the man was reaching into a car, which was parked on the Nicklin Way at Minyama, when he was stabbed in the back. 

The 27-year-old victim remains in hospital after stumbling into the nearby McDonald's restaurant for help following the stabbing about 8.30pm. 

Police are still investigating the motive for the stabbing and whether the man knew his assailants, but it is believed two people may have carried out the attack. 

Police are expected to release more details later today. 

The man's injuries are not considered life-threatening and he is in a stable condition. 

Police at the scene where a man was stabbed in Minyama on Monday night.
Police at the scene where a man was stabbed in Minyama on Monday night. 7 News

EARLIER 6.30am: A man has been stabbed in the back outside a Sunshine Coast McDonald's restaurant overnight. 

Police were called to the McDonald's on Nicklin Way at Minyama about 8.30pm. 

They found a man with non-life threatening stab wounds in his back after the attack. 

The offender or offenders had fled the scene.

No arrests have been made, but police believe there could have been two attackers. 

The Queensland Ambulance Service has confirmed the male victim sustained puncture wounds to his back.

He was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

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