Moreland Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the stabbing of a 60-year-old man in Brunswick this morning.
Police say the man and a security guard were stabbed at a shopping centre on Sydney Road just after 8am.
“Investigators believe one victim, a 60-year-old Brunswick man, was standing in the checkout queue of a supermarket when he heard yelling behind him,” Victoria Police said in a statement.
“He turned around and was allegedly stabbed in the upper body by a man who was in the queue.
“The victim moved away and the alleged offender ran from the store.
“A short time later, a security guard approached the man after hearing yelling coming from the supermarket when he was also allegedly stabbed.”
Police say the alleged offender then entered a nearby electronics store where attending police attempted to negotiate with him.
Critical Incident Response Team officers then attended the scene and used a Taser to detain and arrest the 20-year-old man.
The Brunswick man is currently in hospital with self-inflicted injuries. Both victims were also taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
“Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident and there is no threat to community safety,” Victoria Police said.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.