Griffith City Council's General Manager in hospital following incident

General Manager of Griffith City Council Brett Stonestreet is in hospital after suffering stab wounds on Wednesday morning.

Police have said they attended a home on Hillam Drive at 5.45am this morning, after receiving a call regarding a concern for welfare.

Upon arriving police spoke with a 55-year-old man who advised them he was concerned about the actions of another man.

The 55-year-old entered the bedroom of the home where he was attacked by the man who was armed with a knife, suffering multiple stab wounds.

Police from the Griffith Local Area Command intervened and the assailant was arrested without further incident.

His victim was treated by family members until ambulance paramedics arrived on the scene.

The man was taken to Griffith Base Hospital and is in a stable condition.

His attacker remains at Griffith Police Station and is assisting police with their inquiries.

Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi said it was his understanding Mr Stonestreet would make a full recovery.

“The General Manager has had a personal incident, he will fully recover, he has been hospitalised and in the meantime we wish him and his family well,” Cr Dal Broi said.

“In the meantime I have appointed Max Turner as acting General Manager until such time as Mr Stonestreet resumes duties.”

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