Grandfather in custody after Brisbane stabbing

Officers at the edge of the crime scene in Watheroo Place. Photo Brisbane Times.bane.

Officers at the edge of the crime scene in Watheroo Place, Brisbane.

Brisbane [AAP]

A grandfather is in police custody in a Brisbane hospital after a brutal stabbing attack in which his baby granddaughter died.

Police say the man and his wife, both in their 50s and visiting from China, were in intensive care on Thursday after being operated on in Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Their 28-year-old daughter, the dead child’s mother, was in a serious but non-life-threatening condition.

Police rushed to a home on Watheroo Place, Parkinson, on Wednesday afternoon after the baby’s mother fled to a nearby house seeking help.

Officers found the two-month-old girl and her grandparents with serious injuries.

The baby died shortly after being transferred to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

Police say they have been able to speak to the child’s mother, though she has yet to give a formal statement.

The Brisbane Courier Mail has meanwhile published footage of the immediate aftermath of the incident, in which the man can be seen covered in blood, lying on the ground as he is handcuffed by two officers.

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