Adelaide siege unfolds after man shot while trying to intervene in stabbing

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A man in Adelaide was in a standoff with police for several hours on Thursday morning after a bystander was shot overnight when trying to help a stabbing victim.

The bystander had attempted to intervene after he saw two people running away from an injured man at Semaphore at about 3am, police say.

Police became engaged in a standoff for several hours with a male at an Adelaide home in relation to the incident.

A police spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News Australia that man has now been arrested and taken into custody.

Police remain at the Para Hills address. Source: Twitter/ Cam Inglis - 9News Adelaide
Police remain at the Para Hills address. Source: Twitter/ Cam Inglis - 9News Adelaide

Police were earlier called to a property on Woolnough Road in Semaphore shortly after 3am following reports of a shooting.

Police said in a statement the witness attempted to intervene after he saw an injured male lying on the driveway of a home.

It is alleged the man, 22, was assaulted and stabbed, suffering facial injuries and a laceration to his head.

As the witness approached, he was hit in the chest by what is believed to be a pellet from a pellet gun, causing minor bruising.

Police later arrested a male at a Para Hills property after locating the suspected getaway vehicle.

Police cordoned off the surrounding streets as authorities negotiated with a second man inside the property.

Authorities have reassured the incident is not random and they are not looking for anyone else in connection to the incident, the spokesperson added.

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