Police have reportedly arrested a man in connection with a Brisbane food court incident that resulted in Lauie Tagaloa being stabbed to death.
According to News.com.au, Queensland Police have arrested a 20-year-old man and charged him with the murder of the 24-year-old at the Valley Metro outside the Fortitude Valley train station on Monday, July 11.
LAUIE TAGALOA STABBED TO DEATH
Queensland Police Inspector Sean Cryer told the publication: “Police were observing the Brisbane City Council CCTV system when they observed a disturbance taking place in the public.
“On closer examination, they saw a male person lying on the ground and persons nearby had blood on them.” This person was later revealed to be Tagaloa.
A video, taken at the time of the incident, appears to show the confrontation between two groups of people – including Tagaloa and the man charged with his murder.
The footage shows the confrontation starting with the two groups shouting at each other at around 4am, and then a fight breaks out between two people.
Tagaloa is then seen stumbling backwards and collapsing after the attack. Three men allegedly fled the scene and a witness attempted to administer first aid to the 24-year-old, but Tagaloa died from his injuries at the scene.
MAN CHARGED WITH LAUIE TAGALOA MURDER
On Monday night, police arrested a 20-year-old man, Seyram Kwami Djentuh, from Birkdale, and charged him with the murder of Tagaloa, News.com.au reports.
The publication also reported that Djentuh’s case was mentioned in Brisbane Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning, but he didn’t appear at the court in person or apply for bail. Now the matter has been adjourned until August 8.
The Mail reports two other men aged 20 and 21, have been assisting police with their investigations and are ‘yet to be charged’.