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Alleged Brisbane Airbnb Hammer Attack Suspect Found At Scene Of Crime By TV News Crew

A 20-year-old woman has been left with a fractured skull and stab wounds.

09/05/2017 6:19 PM AEST | Updated 09/05/2017 6:40 PM AEST
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A Singaporean man who allegedly attacked a woman with a hammer in a Brisbane Airbnb rental property has been arrested on Tuesday after a TV news crew found him at the scene of the crime.

The 31-year-old man was found at a Norman Park residence by reporters after leaving a 20-year-old woman, who he had met online, with a fractured skull and multiple stab wounds around 9:30pm on Monday night.

The man was detained at the scene where the attack had occurred by the reporters until police arrived and arrested him.

Earlier on Tuesday, Queensland Police released images of the male suspect and allege he hit the woman, who is believed to be from Hong Kong but lives locally, in the head with the hammer before stabbing her multiple times and fleeing the scene on foot.

Detective senior sergeant Rodney Watts told media on Tuesday the pair had only known each other for a couple of months and said the attack had been heard by people in the area surrounding the residence.

"I'm not sure what the motivation is at this point in time," he said.

"I can certainly assure the public that it's not a random attack."

Following the incident, the woman was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and remains in a stable condition.

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