Police have urged Bensemann Vakautu to hand himself in, after a man was stabbed in central Auckland yesterday.

Vakautu is described as "extremely violent" by police, who have warned the public not to approach him.

Police and ambulance were called to Te Tau Crescent just before 3pm yesterday where a man was reported to have been stabbed at apartments inside the old Auckland Railway Station.

The 40-year-old man had been stabbed in the ribs with an unknown weapon, ambulance team manager Norm Ngatai said.


He remained in hospital overnight in a serious condition.

Police have asked anyone who knows where Vakauta to call 111 immediately.

Information can also be given anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.