As details of a tragic incident unfold tonight, a man has been arrested following the death of another male in Newcastle.
Shortly after 8pm on Saturday 12 December, a 24-year-old entered a service station on Sandgate Road, Shortland, armed with a knife.
He threatened an employee before running from the service station – empty-handed – heading south to a second service station, also on Sandgate Road.
The man, still armed with the knife, approached the entrance to the service station where he was confronted by a second man, aged 54, who was also entering the store.
A confrontation occurred between the two of them resulting in the older man suffering a fatal stab wound to his stomach.
The younger man ran from the location heading south down Sandgate Road where he entered a house.
Following information received, officers from Newcastle City Police District attended the home on Sandgate Road where they arrested the 24-year-old.
He was taken to Newcastle Police Station where he is currently assisting with inquiries.
Crime scenes have been established at both service stations on Sandgate Road, as well as the home where the 24-year-old was arrested.
Initial inquiries suggest the two men are not known to each other.
Inquiries are continuing.