ACT Policing arrested four men after a knife attack in Fyshwick early on Sunday.

Around 3am, general duties police had been attending a dispute elsewhere in Gladstone St, Fyshwick, when they received an urgent report of a fight in the same street. They reached the second location on foot almost immediately to find four men running from the scene and a fifth man with a single puncture wound to his torso. Police officers chased the fleeing group and apprehended them. Other police attended in support, and a section of Gladstone Street was cordoned off while the area was searched.

The injured man, a 50-year-old from Chapman, was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Two knives found discarded in nearby garden beds will be forensically examined.

Four men were taken into custody. One of them, a 23-year-old from Holt, had been sought on an unrelated matter and will be held in custody to face the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday. The other three men – two aged 26, and a third aged 52 – will be released without charge. However, charges are possible pending the outcome of forensic results.

Police are urging any witnesses to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at