NSW town rocked after elderly couple found stabbed to death

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A 46-year-old man has been arrested, after an elderly couple were stabbed to death in their home in NSW's Central West.

On Friday just after 7am, emergency services were called to a home at On-Avon Avenue in Oberon, after concerns were held for the occupants.

Inside, officers from the Chifley Police District found the bodies of a man and woman with stab wounds.

On Friday morning, the 46-year-old man admitted to a work colleague he had harmed members of his family, Acting Superintendent Bruce Grassick told AAP.

The elderly couple was found inside their Oberon home on Friday morning. Source: Nine News
The elderly couple was found inside their Oberon home on Friday morning. Source: Nine News

By 8.50am, the 46-year-old man was arrested by officers from the Nepean Police Area Command and Nepean Highway Patrol on Jack William Drive in Penrith.

Acting Supt Grassick said the stabbing appeared to have happened overnight, though police were piecing together the timeline of events.

"As you can imagine quite tragic circumstances, police arrived to find two bodies, one toward the rear and one in the kitchen area," he said according to 9News. 

"So it was quite confronting for police," 

Pictured is  Nepean Hospital
The 46-year-old man was taken to Nepean Hospital after he was arrested by police. Source: AAP

Once the man was arrested, he was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for what police believe to be minor injuries.

He was then taken to Nepean Hospital where he remains under police guard.

The man is a "very close" relative of the elderly pair who were stabbed to death in Oberon.

The alleged assailant does not typically live with the elderly pair and the family was not known to police before the tragic incident.

Anyone with information that may assist strike force investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence

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