Man allegedly stabs, drives at brother in Melbourne
A man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his brother and trying to drive over him before carjacking a police vehicle and leading officers on a high-speed chase across Melbourne's north.
The 27-year-old Mickleham man faces more than 40 charges for the mayhem that began outside a Bells Avenue home about 10pm on Saturday.
He allegedly stabbed his 26-year-old brother and struck him with a car, leaving him fighting for life in hospital. The brother remained in a critical condition last night.
"(His brother) was screaming in agony," witness Jeddy Telescoure told 9News.
"He was saying 'help' … he did hold my hand, I was just trying to keep him talking."
The father had been stabbed four times before being struck by the car. His young daughter and partner locked themselves inside.
"Officers approached the driver who allegedly advanced on them with a knife after a pursuit was initiated, he then crashed into a barrier on Mickleham Road, Mickleham," Victoria Police said.
"The man then allegedly stole the police vehicle before it collided at slow speed with several civilian vehicles on Barry Road.
"The driver then fled on foot but was arrested a short time later."
Video shows the man gripping a blood-covered knife as he is trailed by dogs and tactical police before appearing to skip and leap across the road.
"Thankfully no one else was killed or seriously injured as a result of it," Victoria Police Superintendent Nigel Howard said.
He has been charged with more than 40 offences, including attempted murder, intentionally cause serious injury, assault, attempted aggravated burglary, dangerous driving causing serious injury, affray, aggravated carjacking, theft of motor vehicle, threaten to assault police officer and numerous traffic offences.
He has also been charged with reckless conduct endangering life, reckless conduct endangering serious injury and criminal damage by fire in relation to a separate incident in Mickleham on April 3 that has left a woman in hospital with serious injuries, police said.
He is set to face Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Monday.