Man dead and woman seriously injured after stabbing attack

An elderly man is dead and a 78-year-old woman seriously injured after a stabbing attack in South Australia.

Police were called to the McLaren Vale home, south of Adelaide, about 7pm on Tuesday to reports of a serious assault.

When patrols arrived they found an 81-year-old man dead at the scene and the woman, who was taken to the Flinders Medical Centre, in a serious condition.

A 22-year-old man known to the couple was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder.

Police at the scene in McLaren Vale near Adelaide on Tuesday evening. Source: Nine News

He is scheduled to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Major Crime officers attended the scene to assist Southern District CIB Detectives with the investigation.

Police said the incident is not considered random and all parties are known to each other.

Anyone with further information who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on line at www.crimestopperssa.com.au 

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