'Triple 0? I've been stabbed'
UPDATE 17/01: A 38-YEAR-OLD man who was allegedly stabbed at his home in South Mackay has withdrawn all charges.
A Queensland Police spokesperson said they would no longer be investigating the case as there was no longer a complaint.
Shortly after 2pm Monday a man was allegedly stabbed in his left shoulder after an altercation at his property on English St.
Other people in the house fled the scene while the victim reportedly walked to Evans St and called emergency services from a public phone booth.
Police officers and paramedics responded and took to the man to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition. He has since been released.
INITIAL 16/01: A MAN allegedly stabbed in his own home on Monday walked to a public phone booth and dialled emergency services.
The 38-year-old was taken to Mackay Base Hospital yesterday afternoon after being reportedly stabbed in the shoulder.
A Queensland Police spokeswoman said the incident happened shortly after 2pm at the victim's home with a number of people present.
She said there were reports of a verbal altercation which led to a physical altercation between the victim and another man.
She said the victim was allegedly stabbed in the upper left shoulder, at which point other people in the unit fled.
The victim then walked to a public phone booth on Evans St where he called an ambulance.
Paramedics took the man to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition.
Plain clothed police officers were seen speaking with neighbours and residents in the South Mackay street.
A woman possibly involved in the incident refused to speak with the Daily Mercury.
None of the neighbours questioned knew what had happened.
One neighbour who lived on the street for more than a decade said the area was a known problem area and suffered from issues including drugs, thefts and violence.
Police are still investigating the incident.