A MAN and woman were stabbed when they disturbed a knife-wielding intruder inside their Hoppers Crossing home on Monday night.They were attacked by the man about 7.30pm at they entered the Dummett Avenue property.
The man was stabbed three times in the upper body. He was rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a serious but stable condition. The woman, in her 40s, was slashed across the arm before the intruder fled.
She was taken to the Western Hospital in a stable condition.Intensive care paramedic Brett Overend said he arrived to find the man, in his mid-30s, with stab wounds in the chest and in a distressed state.
"He had lost a lot of blood, so our main concern was to stop the bleeding and get him to a major trauma centre as soon as we could," he said.
The intruder is about 177cm and was wearing dark tracksuit pants and a hooded jumper.