After a four-hour stand-off with police, a 39-year-old man has been charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of a man in Brisbane.
The stand-off ended just after midnight when officers stormed a hotel room at Carseldine in the city’s north and took Lee Matthew Hillier into custody.
Detective Acting Superintendent Anthony Green said Mr Hillier suffered minor injuries during the arrest.
“The man was confrontational, that wasn’t unexpected, and that’s why we used the resources of our specialist police to help resolve that incident,” he said.
Mr Hillier has been charged with the stabbing death of 41-year-old Nathan Frazer who was found on a suburban road in Murrumba Downs north of Brisbane on Thursday morning.
The stabbing prompted an extensive manhunt in the area.
Yesterday police released Mr Hillier’s name and photograph and urged him to surrender to police.
“We would like to thank the community for their response to this and also the media for actually broadcasting this information which has been able to lead us to find this person,” Acting Superintendent Green said.
A woman was with Mr Frazer when he was found with injuries to his face and chest.
Detectives yesterday said she and Mr Frazer’s children were traumatised by what had happened, but were doing their best to assist police.
He is due to face the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning with more charges likely.