Police find a dead man and three others seriously injured

Police find a dead man and three others seriously injured in a mysterious violent episode over multiple homes

  • Multiple locations were sectioned off in Braine Street in Canberra on Saturday
  • Officers went to the neighbourhood about 9am, after reports of a disturbance
  • Police found the body of a man and a woman with ‘significant injuries’

A man has been found dead after a violent episode across multiple properties that saw three others seriously are injured, after a witness saw a man ‘covered in blood’.

Detectives were called to Braine Street in the Canberra suburb of Page at about 9am on Saturday following reports of a disturbance.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a dead body, two injured men and woman.

One of the men was tasered and arrested after he ‘rushed’ at police.

Pictured: Police at a crime scene in the suburb of Page in Canberra, Saturday, February 20

A suburban street in Canberra will remain locked down for 24 hours while police establish the scene of a crime (pictured)

A suburban street in Canberra will remain locked down for 24 hours while police establish the scene of a crime (pictured)

Both men and the woman were taken to Canberra Hospital and treated for life-threatening injuries, with two undergoing surgery.

Braine Street resident Joanna Vassalakis said she heard ‘loud screaming’ at about 8.30am.

‘I heard loud, loud screaming, like really loud, so I thought something’s going on,’ she told the ABC.

‘And I went outside and I saw a man with blood.’

‘My partner was saying, ‘can you please go back inside and dial triple zero’, so I did.’

Police are expected to reveal on Sunday what sparked the violence and what type of weapon or weapons may have been involved (pictured: the crime scene)

Police are expected to reveal on Sunday what sparked the violence and what type of weapon or weapons may have been involved (pictured: the crime scene)

Detective Superintendent Scott Moler told reporters on Saturday the task of processing the crime scenes was likely to take some time.

‘This incident stretched over a number of properties,’ he said, adding that the pair in surgery were ‘in a very serious condition’.

He said there was ‘no ongoing risk to the public’ and it was not yet clear exactly what happened.

‘We’re still working through all the issues in relation to the incident. We’re still piecing together the circumstances.’

Supt Moller said there was 'no ongoing risk to the public' and it was not yet clear exactly what happened (crime scene pictured)

Supt Moller said there was ‘no ongoing risk to the public’ and it was not yet clear exactly what happened (crime scene pictured)

He did not say what weapons were used or what events led up to the incident.

‘The investigation is in its infancy and we have not yet had a chance to go into the intricacies of it,’ he said.

‘I believe we’ll probably be here throughout the night and into tomorrow before we are really able to process all of the evidence at the scene.’

Police have urged anyone with information to contact contact Crime Stoppers.

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