Alleged double stabber on the run after man killed, woman injured at Launceston home

A man has been killed and a woman is in a critical condition after a double stabbing in Launceston. 

Tasmania Police said a man entered the home on Prossers Forest Road at Ravenswood around 3:30am on Thursday and stabbed the man and woman. 

The man died at the scene. The woman remains in a critical condition at the Launceston General Hospital. 

Two teenaged children were in the house at the time but were not harmed.

Police said the man was known to the couple and is not believed to be a threat to the wider community. 

More to come.


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