A local tourist will be subjected to months of blood tests to determine if he has been infected with a disease after he was stabbed with a syringe in a daylight robbery in Noosa in the Shire of Noosa, located about 130 kilometers (81 miles) north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast region of South East Queensland, Australia.
The victim, a man of 31 years of age, was taking his bicycle out of the back of his car when the thief demanded his backpack and cell-phone from him. When the cyclist briefly resisted, the assailant stabbed the victim in the stomach and fled. The crime occurred at roughly 1300 on Monday (December 26). Police are searching for the assailant, who was described as a man in his 40s.
COMMENT: It is unknown at the moment as whether the syringe contained any harmful material, which is why the victim will undergo months of testing. Syringes have been used in the past as a threatening weapon, but it is rare.
As I have commented in the past, no matter where we are on a given day, it is prudent to be aware of people around you at all times, as the world is increasingly perilous and vigilance is essential at all times.