Manhunt as Tony Abbott volunteer is ‘stabbed with a corkscrew at a school’ while preparing for the Federal Election
- A man, 32, was attacked while putting up campaign material for Tony Abbott
- The group of volunteers had been working at a school in Sydney on Friday
- An argument was sparked when person walking past began yelling at the group
Manhunt has been launched after a Tony Abbott volunteer was stabbed with a corkscrew at a school while preparing for the Federal Election.
The male volunteer had been with a group putting up campaign posters at Balgowlah Heights Public School in Sydney’s northern beaches on Friday night.
An argument was sparked when a person walking past began yelling at the group and started removing the banners.
Manhunt has been launched after a Tony Abbott (pictured) volunteer was stabbed with a corkscrew at a school while preparing for the Federal Election
The 32-year-old volunteer was then stabbed in the stomach by what police believe was a corkscrew.
The weapon did not penetrate the man’s stomach, a police spokesman said, but paramedics were called.
The man was treated at the scene.
The offender fled on foot but was found later in the night and has been taken into police custody.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott’s seat of Warringah, once a Liberal stronghold, has become the centre of a political storm.
Mr Abbott has been campaigning harder than ever to keep the seat he has held for 25 years.
Mr Abbott has been the member for Warringah, the electorate that includes Manly and the affluent northern beaches suburbs of Mosman and Neutral Bay, since 1994.
But his future in politics looks to be in danger as former Winter Olympian turned independent candidate Zali Steggall edges ahead as favourite.
The tight race has seen the campaign turn ugly.
In the lead up to the election a hollowed out book filled with faeces was left outside Mr Abbott’s electorate office, The Daily Telegraph reported.
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