Teen slashed from chin to ear in shopping centre brawl

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AN 18-YEAR-OLD man is on the run after allegedly stabbing a teenage girl at Kawana Shoppingworld on Monday afternoon.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said about 4pm, the 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy got into a fight near the McDonald's restaurant inside the shopping centre.

A 16-year-old girl reportedly tried to intervene, but was stabbed in the throat with a box cutter by the 18-year-old man.

A manhunt is underway for a man who slashed a 16-year-old girl across the throat with a box cutter at Kawana Shoppingworld yesterday.
A manhunt is underway for a man who slashed a 16-year-old girl across the throat with a box cutter at Kawana Shoppingworld yesterday.

Her injury was described as a "significant laceration from her chin to ear". She was conscious and breathing and was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital for treatment in a stable condition.

The 17-year-old boy was not injured.

Videos shared on social media of a teenage girl allegedly stabbed by a man at Kawana Shoppingworld yesterday. He remains at large. Warning: Graphic images
Videos shared on social media of a teenage girl allegedly stabbed by a man at Kawana Shoppingworld yesterday. He remains at large. Warning: Graphic images

The police spokeswoman said the man fled the scene and police set up a crime scene and patrolled the area through the night.

She said the attack was "not random".

More to come.