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Woman dead, man injured after assault in Titirangi

A woman was killed and a man critically injured in a suspected stabbing in Titirangi last night.

Emergency services descended on Takahe Rd at 7.50pm and found the body of the woman, and the man with life-threatening injuries.

It was reported he had stab wounds to his neck and head.

He was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

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Armed police, dog squads and a helicopter searched the area and another man was taken into custody.

A guard was posted at the scene overnight.

Police at the scene of a double stabbing in Titirangi. Photo / Bradley Ambrose
Police at the scene of a double stabbing in Titirangi. Photo / Bradley Ambrose

A resident of the street said she saw three ambulances and about six police vehicles.

"I could hear more sirens going in the distance and a helicopter going above us. I thought, 'Something big has happened', and could see them [police] walking through properties with torches, looking into the bushes and shrubbery and having to go onto the next door neighbours' property.''

Photographer Bradley Ambrose said the incident occurred at a two-storey house up a long driveway.

"When I arrived, they had a number of ambulances there and they brought out one of the people in a very serious condition and put him in the back of an ambulance.''

3 News reported that the injured man, in his 60s, suffered stab wounds to his head and neck.

During the hour-long search for the suspect, police told neighbours to stay inside.

"I heard a helicopter going around and obviously knew there was something going on so I came out and went up the road there and spoke to a policeman and he just said, 'Just get inside and keep your doors locked','' one man told 3 News.

"He said, 'It's not looking good'.''

The suspect was located about 1km from the scene.

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