Auckland stabbing: Serious injury after street clash, police operation closes inner-city street

A taxi streaked with blood is the focus of a police investigation which has closed a central Auckland street after at least one man was seriously injured in an early morning fight at the scene.

Police confirmed they were called to Vincent St around 5.15am after reports of a group of about four people approaching another group of four people at a taxi, before a fight started.

Detective Senior Sergeant Kathy Bostock said police arrived a short time later and located a man with a serious leg injury who has been transported to hospital.

Police are investigating if another man, suffering a serious stab wound, who went to hospital was also injured in the incident.

“At around 6am, Police were notified of a man who had presented at Waitakere Hospital with a stab wound injury, which is understood to be serious.

“He has been transported to Auckland Hospital for surgery.”

Enquiries are in their very early stages and it is too soon to say whether these two incidents are linked.

A silver sedan marked with a Discount Taxi sign is straddling the downtown Auckland street’s centre line, blood splattered over its front passenger window and door.

A spokesperson for the company was unable to give any information about the incident.

A police photographer is taking images of the vehicle, while a section of footpath outside an apartment block is also cordoned off by cones.

A St John spokesperson said a person suffering serious injuries was taken to Auckland City Hospital.

Police were working to establish what had occurred and who was involved, said the spokesperson.

Police thanked the public for their patience while enquiries were ongoing.

Auckland Transport asked commuters to delay their journey or expect delays in the area as the upper section of Vincent St was cordoned off.

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