Man charged after St Albans siege

A man who fled during the 10 minutes it took police to cordon off a Melbourne home following an alleged stabbing will face court on Monday.

Police were preparing to storm a house in St Albans where another man, 52, was believed to have been stabbed in the neck.

Inspector Mick Grainger said police had been negotiating with the man, but he was gone when they entered the house in Grant Street.

Police were called to the house about 7.30am on Friday.

A 34-year-old Murrumbeena man was arrested in Sunshine at 4.30pm and later charged with offences including intentionally causing serious injury and possessing a drug of dependence.

He was remanded to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The injured man was taken to Sunshine Hospital in a serious but non-life threatening condition.