Cops gassed at alleged stabbing scene

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Police officers have suffered chemical burns while attending the scene of the alleged fatal stabbing of an elderly man in Sydney’ south.

Emergency services were called to a Roselands home about 9.55pm on Wednesday following reports an elderly man had been stabbed.

Officers arrived at the scene and discovered the body of a 91-year-old man.

However, while attending the scene, two officers suffered minor chemical burns in what is believed to be an attempted gas attack, Sky News reports.

A 91-year-old man has allegedly been stabbed to death in Sydney’s south. Picture: NewsCorpA 91-year-old man has allegedly been stabbed to death in Sydney’s south. Picture: NewsCorp

They were treated by paramedics before being taken to St George Hospital for assessment and have since been released.

About 11.15pm, police arrested a 24-year-old man near the scene of the crime.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and remains under police guard.

An alleged stabbing has taken place overnight at Hillview Street in Roselands. Picture: Google MapsAn alleged stabbing has taken place overnight at Hillview Street in Roselands. Picture: Google Maps

Police are investigating if the incident is domestic violence-related.

Fire and Rescue NSW have now approved the crime scene as safe for investigators to resume their examination.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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