A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder
following a stabbing in Fortitude Valley early Sunday believed to have links
to the Bandidos.
Two men, aged 28 and 30, were
wounded after an altercation upstairs in Brunswick Street's Hot Gossip
nightclub at 4.20am.
On Sunday night Seven News reported the incident occurred
after the president of the Bandidos was punched.
Detective Inspector Glen Farmer told reporters on Sunday
police were questioning two men over the incident, both of whom had bikie
A 23-year-old Crestmead man was later charged with
attempted murder and is scheduled to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates
Court on Monday.
"Two of the people who are presently in custody, assisting
with our inquiries do have links to the OMCG [outlaw motorcycle gang],"
Detective Inspector Farmer said.
He said police were not yet aware of any links between the
victims and bikie gangs, but they had not yet spoken to either of them.
"They have undergone surgery and are currently in
intensive care," he said.
The 30-year-old man was taken to Royal Brisbane and
Women's Hospital with critical injuries, while the 28-year-old man was taken
to Princess Alexandra Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police have yet to name the kind of weapon used in the
stabbing but forensic police are examining the crime scene that has been set
up at the nightclub.
As a result of the incident police have launched Operation
Lima Second and have set up an investigation centre at Fortitude Valley
Detective Inspector Farmer said he had no information to
indicate the incident was a sign of escalating bikie activity in Queensland.
Police are speaking to witnesses but have asked anyone
with information to contact Crime Stoppers on
"The main appeal is for any witnesses that may have been
present within the nightclub, who witnessed it and haven't already contacted
police, if they could speak with police that would be appreciated, but also
any members of the public who may have been in the vicinity of the Brunswick
Street Mall at around this time, if they saw anything suspicious if they
could contact us also," he said.