Queensland man charged with murder after German tourist allegedly stabbed in road rage incident

A 33-year-old Queensland man has been charged with murder after a German tourist was allegedly fatally stabbed during an apparent road rage incident in Brisbane.


Queensland Police say the backpacker and a male friend were attempting to cross Milton Road about 4am on Friday when they became involved in a "verbal altercation" with a man and woman in a small car.

It's alleged the 33-year-old man, from Lockrose west of Brisbane, got out of the car and stabbed the German tourist in the abdomen and back.

The 30-year-old victim - who'd been in Queensland "for some time" - died four hours later in hospital.

The man was rushed to hospital with wounds to his abdomen and back, but has since died. Photo: 7 News

Detectives say the two pedestrians were staying at a nearby backpackers hostel and were likely returning there when the attack happened.

The alleged murderer was arrested on Saturday morning, Queensland Police said in a statement.

CCTV footage has been crucial in the investigation, officers said.

The Lockrose man is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.

Police have charged a man over the fatal attack. Photo: 7 News