A man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed at one Australia’s most crime-ridden boarding houses.
Detectives were called to The Regal, on St Kilda’s Little Grey Street in Melbourne, about 5pm Monday following reports of the stabbing, Herald Sun reported.
Police said it may have been linked to a fight earlier in the day between a group of men on the same street.
The incident came just four days after it was announced the 49-room facility would be shut down for renovations following relentless calls from residents in the area.
The man was not believed to be staying at the boarding house and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his hands.
Police have launched an investigation and revealed detectives were reviewing security footage taken at the time of the incident.
Port Phillip Inspector Jason Kelly said people who were not residents at the boarding house were removed shortly after midnight Tuesday morning.
‘We will continue to be proactive at The Regal and in the immediate area until it is shut,’ he said.
Housing Minister and Albert Park State Labor MP Martin Foley announced last week the building would be closed and given a $6 million makeover.