ACT Policing has responded to an aggravated burglary at a unit block in Reid during which a man in his twenties was attacked with a machete.
Police were called to the unit block on the corner of Ainslie Avenue and Gooreen Street at 12.30pm today (Wednesday, June 6). On arrival, police found a man who had sustained a single machete wound to his leg.
The man was treated by ACT Ambulance officers at the scene before being taken to The Canberra Hospital.
Police believe the man was attacked after letting another man into his home. The exact circumstances of the incident and the relationship between the two men are subject to an ongoing investigation.
AFP Forensics officers attended the scene and have conducted an examination of the unit.
ACT Policing is currently searching for the man believed to be responsible for the aggravated burglary. He is described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance, approximately six foot tall, of solid build and wearing a purple hooded jumper with white writing and dark-coloured long shorts.
Anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
[Courtesy ACT Policing, replacing earlier talking points]