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Man, Dog Stabbed In Violent Rampage

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Police have charged a man with attempted murder after a violent rampage on the Gold Coast.

A dog was stabbed to death and a 55-year old man suffered knifed wounds at the Hope Island Marina around 8:00am (AEST) on Saturday.

Police say the incident appeared to have started with an argument between a man and a woman and escalated from there.

A 42-year-old Hope Island man has been charged was attempted murder, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, going armed to cause fear, assault occasioning bodily harm and animal cruelty.

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.

:cry: R.I.P. to the poor dog caught in the middle of this. :rainbowbridge:

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So sad :cry:

I have actually read where women have stayed in violent relationships as they are afraid for their pets safety.

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So sad :cry:

I have actually read where women have stayed in violent relationships as they are afraid for their pets safety.

And have no where to go with their pets. :(

Friend of mine's abusive partner killed her kitten in front of her. There's a special place in Hell for people like that.

Edited by Telida Whippets

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Longer . . . and more distressing coverage at http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/terror-on-marina-man-severs-dogs-head-stabs-man/story-e6freoof-1226268510490

Man charged after stabbing rampage

Mackenzie Ravn | 03:25pm February 11, 2012

A man is taken into custody after a dog was killed and a man stabbed at Hope Island. Pics: Kate Czerny.

Pictures: Stabbing rampage at Hope Island

A 42-YEAR-old Gold Coast man has been charged with attempted murder and animal cruelty after a dog was decapitated and a man stabbed this morning.

Investigations indicate an argument took place between a man and a woman around 8am at the Hope Island Marina where it will be alleged the man slapped the woman in the face, before arming himself with a knife and fatally wounding her dog -- a small, brown poodle named Georgie -- by severing its head.

The owners of the dog are Bob and Ros Covington.

It will be further alleged he then stabbed another man, the marina's harbour master Mike Davis, causing serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Police were called to the scene and took a man into custody a short time later.

A 42-year-old Hope Island man has been charged with one count each of attempted murder, acts intending to cause grievous bodily harm, going armed as to cause fear, assault occasioning bodily harm, possession of a knife in a public place, animal cruelty and injuring animals.

He is due to appear before the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.

Mr Davis, who was stabbed in the abdomen, is in a serious but stable condition in Gold Coast Hospital.

Residents barricaded themselves inside their homes near the marina as a man wandered the area brandishing a blood-covered carving knife and screaming that he was 'the dark angel'.

Divers are currently on scene searching for the knife.

Marina resident Brian Johnston described the alleged offender as a quiet neighbour.

``He was running around wielding a knife covered in blood which was really scary,'' he said.

``It is just unbelievable, his brain had just gone out of control because he was calling out to the heavens and quoting scripture.''

"It started with a noise of the dog yelping. I thought a car had hit the dog but then I heard a person screaming.

"A lot of people came out of their boats to see what was going on but once the message got out that he had stabbed the harbour master we all locked ourselves in our boats.

"I have lived here for two-and-a-half years and we mostly an elderly bunch of dog and boat lovers.

"It is just a great community atmosphere. We have a great community spirit so this is devastating.

"He is a big man and all he had on was his jocks so it was very intimidating. He was walking up and down with the knife held up to his head quoting scripture. The police were at the gate telling him to drop the knife but he kept saying come and get it."

An eyewitness who did not wish to be named said:

"We could see him hacking away the dog's throat and then he came around to our jetty so we barricaded ourselves in.

"Two months ago the same man had the police here after he locked himself and his family in his boat and threatened to burn it down," she said.

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Poor Georgie, RIP little guy. Poor owners :cry:

That man obviously suffered some sort of mental problem. Wish there was more help for people like this in our community.

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An update to this awful news: http://qpsmedia.govspace.gov.au/2012/02/11/attempted-murder-charge-hope-island/

Attempted murder charge, Hope Island

February 11, 2012, 3:18 pm

Police have charged a man with several offences following an incident at the Hope Island Marina this morning.

Investigations indicate a verbal alteration took place between a man and a woman around 8am where it will be alleged the man slapped the woman in the face, before arming himself with a knife and fatally wounding her dog.

It will be further alleged he then stabbed another man, causing serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Police were called to the scene and took the man into custody a short time later.

The injured 55-year-old Hope Island man was transported to the Gold Coast Hospital for treatment to his wounds.

A 42-year-old Hope Island man has been charged with one count each of attempted murder, acts intending to cause grievous bodily harm, going armed as to cause fear, assault occasioning bodily harm, possession of a knife in a public place, animal cruelty and injuring animals.

He is due to appear before the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday February 13, 2012.

RIP dear little dog

Edited by Boronia

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