Man fighting for life after reported stabbing at the State Library of WA

Michael TraillThe West Australian
State Library of WA.
Camera IconState Library of WA. Credit: Sally Kelso/State Library of WA/ Facebook

A man in his 50s is in a critical condition, fighting for life, at Royal Perth Hospital after being reportedly stabbed at the State Library of WA.

Police were called to a “disturbance” at the library on Francis Street in Perth just after 2:30pm.

Another man fled from the area but was arrested by police a short time later.

“The man who fled was taken into custody a short time later and is assisting police with their investigation,” the spokeswoman said.

It is understood the man in his 50s suffered at least one serious stab wound.

No charges have been laid by police at this stage. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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