Man wanted over Tas alleged murder found

Man wanted over Tas alleged murder found

A man wanted over an alleged stabbing murder in northern Tasmania has been caught by police after spending a week on the run.

The 44-year-old was taken into custody without incident during a police check at a property in the Launceston suburb of Waverley at 11.45pm on Wednesday.

He had been wanted for questioning over a double stabbing at a home in the nearby suburb Ravenswood in the early hours of November 25.

A man aged in his 30s died at the house, while a woman also in her 30s was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after she was also stabbed.

Two teenage children of the woman were at the home at the time but were not injured.

Tasmania Police on Wednesday offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the man.

Police, who are expected to provide further information on Thursday, said they “strongly believe” a person or people were harbouring the man.

Investigators have said he knew the alleged victims.

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