Horror at a Sydney train station as a man is viciously stabbed during a wild brawl – as police arrest 15
- Man stabbed at Strathfield, in Sydney’s inner-west, at 5pm on Australia Day
- The man suffered several stab wounds to the leg and was taken to hospital
- Police made 15 arrests at the scene, with the incident said to be gang related
A man has been viciously stabbed during a gang fight at a busy Sydney train station on Australia Day.
Emergency services were called to Strathfield train station, in Sydney’s inner-west, just after 4.30pm on Tuesday after the fight broke out on a train soon after leaving Auburn Station.
One man, 18, suffered several stab wounds to his thigh and shoulder and was taken to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a serious condition.
The Australia Day incident was at Strathfield (pictured above) in Sydney’s inner-west
Sydney Trains tweeted for commuters to allow for extra travel time due to a ‘police operation at Strathfield’ (pictured above)
Another man suffered facial injuries during the brawl and was also taken to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment, according to 7News.
The incident prompted a large police response, with at least eight police cars and 25 officers attending the scene.
Police made 15 arrests, with many in custody believed to be teenage boys.
A number of youngsters were taken to Burwood and Auburn Police Stations, where they are said to be assisting police with their inquiries.
What sparked the brawl still remains under investigation but the incident is believed to be gang-related.
Trains on the Western Line are experiencing delays with commuters advised on Tuesday afternoon to allow for extra travel time.
‘Some services are experiencing delays, and may have changed stopping patterns or depart from different platforms due to a police operation at Strathfield,’ a tweet from Sydney Trains read.
‘Please check apps for individual service updates and listen to announcements.
‘Allow (for) extra travel time.’
Early reports suggest the incident, which happened just after 4.30pm on Tuesday, is gang related
Police were quickly on the scene at Strathfield on Tuesday, which caused delays for commuters (stock image)