Man arrested after allegedly attacking Akl restaurantgoers

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after entering three restaurants in Auckland’s Albany and allegedly attacking customers.

The incident about 9pm last night on Corinthian Drive has left three people in hospital with moderate to serious injuries.

Acting Detective Inspector Timothy Williams, Waitematā Criminal Investigation Branch, said officers responded to multiple calls from the Albany area advising of several patrons of three restaurants being assaulted.

“Upon arrival, a 24-year-old male was arrested at the scene and is due to appear in the North Shore District Court this morning, charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.”

Three hospitalised after attacker enters Auckland businesses

Last night police said three people were taken to hospital with moderate to serious injuries.

A spokesperson for North Shore Hospital told 1News two patients remain in a stable condition with minor injuries.

They said another patient was admitted to Auckland City Hospital.

The hospital said there is no known link to the lockdown of North Shore Hospital late yesterday as the police have arrested a suspect in relation to that event.

Williams said police would also like to reassure the public that initial inquiries suggest the alleged attacks in Albany are an isolated incident and police are not seeking anyone else.

Police will be present in the area this morning as a wider scene examination is conducted.

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