15 February 2021

Man arrested after fatal stabbing in Cooma

| David Murtagh
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Two men were stabbed at about 4:00 am this morning in Cooma. Photo: Supplied.

A man has been arrested after two men were stabbed, one fatally, in the state’s south today.

At about 4:00 am (15 February), emergency services were contacted after reports of the incident.

The men reportedly drove to Cooma Hospital for treatment, where one died after suffering stab wounds to his torso. He is yet to be formally identified.

A second man, aged 19, was treated for wounds to his arm. He has since been transported to Canberra Hospital and remains in a stable condition.

Officers from Monaro Police District attended and established a crime scene at the hospital and at Shannons Flat Road, where a 21-year-old man was arrested about 6:00 am. He has been taken to Cooma Police Station.

Detectives have established Strike Force Bungan to investigate the man’s death.

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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