One man stabbed, 12 arrested in vicious Melbourne brawl

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A man is in hospital with life-threatening wounds after being stabbed repeatedly during a brawl outside a train station in Melbourne's southeast.

Police arrested 12 men, aged between 19 and 32, following the brawl outside Kananook Railway Station in Seaford on Sunday evening and were still questioning them early on Monday.

CCTV footage shows youths running towards the fight. Photo: CCTV

A 23-year-old man who suffered stab wounds to his abdomen was dropped off by unknown men at Frankston Hospital where he remains in a critical condition, police said.

Officers searched three vehicles after the brawl and seized weapons including baseball bats, a samurai sword and a machete.

The men arrested came from the Melbourne suburbs of West Sunshine, Carlton, Taylors Hill, Deer Park, Truganina, Melton, Collingwood, Dandenong and Ardeer.

Video shows crowds running as brawl erupts in Seaford. Photo: CCTV

The fight was believed to have started in the carpark of the near-by Frankston Basketball Centre during the South Sudanese Australian Summer Slam basketball competition.

The men took the fight 200m down the road to end up at the train station.

South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association manager Manny Berberi told News.com.au that no players were involved in the altercation.

Kananook Railway Station, where the brawl took place. Photo: Andrew Culverston

“I think maybe they (drunken youths) saw the competition was on so came down, but they didn’t even come into the stadium to support the teams at all,” Mr Berberi said.

“None of the players were involved."

Police are viewing CCTV footage for more information.

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