Man dead, one critical after stabbing at construction site
A manhunt is under way after a father and son were stabbed, one fatally, at a construction site in Sydney.
Albert Metledge, 76, was stabbed to death and his 33-year-old son Anthony left in a critical condition after the incident at a worksite on the Princes Highway at Tempe opposite St Peters.
Emergency services were first notified about 1pm Wednesday.
"NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the men, but despite their efforts, one man died at the scene," police said.
Anthony was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition to undergo surgery.
"RIP uncle Albert. The family is in shock and unable to talk or see anyone at the moment," one relative posted to Facebook yesterday.
A large-scale search was under way to locate a third man, a 49-year-old understood to be a Russian national, who officers were told fled the scene.
He reportedly hitched a ride to Brighton-Le-Sands.
He is described as being of caucasian appearance, about 180 centimetres tall, with a large build and a shaved head.
He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, long blue work pants and brown work boots and may have been carrying a construction helmet and a high-vis shirt.
Inspector Chad Deegenaars this afternoon told reporters the alleged offender was last seen in the Rockdale area shortly after the stabbing.
"We believe that he is capable of a violent act which he has done," he said.
He said the knife used in the attack was found still inside the 33-year-old.
Albert Metledge, a prominent Sydney property owner, is believed to be the developer of the project where the incident unfolded, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Anthony is the director of Metrix Developments.
Insp Deegenaars said investigators were still trying to determine "what the disagreement was, what the motive was".
"What we do know is that the parties were known to each other. It doesn't appear to be a random attack," Insp Deegenaars said.
The ABC reported a distressed, grey-haired woman arrived at the worksite about 3pm.
She was seen running up Applebee St, saying "Is he dead?", before she was taken out-of-sight and heard wailing and crying.