Police are investigating the stabbing of a 27-year-old man this morning in the carpark of a Idalia shopping centre.
Around 10am this morning, the man was changing a car tyre in the Lakeside Drive shopping centre when he was approached by a man known to him.
The victim was assaulted then stabbed.
The suspect then fled the scene.
The victim was transported to The Townsville Hospital and is currently in a stable condition.
Police investigations are continuing to locate the suspect.
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