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Pair arrested after alleged stabbing attack

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Police have launched a homicide investigation after a man was allegedly stabbed in Hope Island at about 2.20pm. Picture: NCA NewsWire / John Gass

Two men have been arrested following a major manhunt sparked by an alleged fatal attack in a Gold Coast car park.

A 23-year-old Surfers Paradise man was arrested about 4.45pm on Monday and a 23-year-old Redbank Plains man was arrested a short time later about 5.30pm.

The pair were taken into custody after police received reports another man had been seriously assaulted about 2.20pm on Monday.

“Both men were known to the victim and there is no threat to the public,” police said in a statement.

“Investigations are continuing.”

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Two men have been arrested following a major manhunt after a fatal attack in a Gold Coast car park. Picture: NCA NewsWire / John Gass

Witnesses reported the victim was dragged from a car and stabbed in the carpark at the Gold Coast radiology unit at Santa Barbara Drive, next to Hope Island shopping centre.

The Courier Mail reported the weapon used was a “large-bladed knife” and it was allegedly plunged into the victim’s chest.

Witnesses told reporters the pair were seen drinking together at the Boardwalk Tavern restaurant before the alleged attack.

Emergency services desparately worked on the victim, but he died at the scene.

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A man has died following an alleged stabbing attack in a Gold Coast car park. Picture: NCA NewsWire / John Gass

The violence triggered a major police operation in the city, with officers swarming the Sanctuary Cove Golf Club in search of the allegedly armed offenders.

Queensland Police confirmed it had launched a homicide investigation and asked witnesses to come forward.

A visitor to the golf club said police guarded the entrance to the building while they were in lockdown.

Anyone with information is urged to immediately contact police.