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Man Charged With Murder Over Backpacker Stabbing In Brisbane

A 33-year-old Queensland man has been charged with murder after a German tourist was fatally stabbed during an apparent road rage incident in Brisbane.

Queensland Police say the backpacker and a male friend were attempting to cross Milton Road about 4am on Friday when they became involved in a "verbal altercation" with a man and woman in a small car.

It's alleged the 33-year-old man, from Lockrose west of Brisbane, got out of the car and stabbed the German tourist in the abdomen and back.

The 30-year-old victim - who'd been in Queensland "for some time" - died four hours later in hospital.

Detectives say the two pedestrians were staying at a nearby backpackers and were likely returning to the hostel when the attack happened.

The alleged murderer was arrested on Saturday morning, Queensland Police said in a statement. CCTV footage has been crucial in the investigation.

The Lockrose man is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.


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