25 February 2021

UPDATED: Police seek cyclist who may have witnessed Page incident

| David Murtagh
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Braine Street

Murder investigation at Braine Street Page. AFP. Police. Photo: Morgan McGoogan.

UPDATED 5:40 pm, 25 February: ACT Policing has announced that the cyclist has been in contact with them. They have thanked the public for their assistance in this matter.

ACT Policing is looking to identify a cyclist who was on a footpath adjacent to Braine Street in Page around the time of an incident that resulted in the death of a 34-year-old man on Saturday (20 February).

Witnesses report a man running out of a house in Braine Street yelling at a cyclist who was riding along the footpath at around 8:50 am wearing cyclist-style clothing.

READ ALSO One man stabbed to death and three in hospital with “horrific injuries” after incident at Page

Investigators wish to speak to this cyclist who may have pertinent information about what they observed as they rode past.

At around 9:00 am on Saturday, police were called to a disturbance on Braine Street and spoke to a man suffering significant injuries.

They were providing first aid when they identified another man, who rushed towards them and was subsequently tasered.

A short time later, they found another injured person and one person dead.

Three people, including the man arrested by police, were treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance Service paramedics and taken to hospital.

A crime scene was established, and an investigation into the circumstances of the incident is underway.

Anyone with information who is yet to speak to police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6737571. Information can be provided anonymously.

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