A man has departed Kembla Street in an ambulance following an scuffle that saw a skateboard, then a tree branch – then a kitchen knife - used as weapons.
The man, aged in his 40s, is believed to have initiated the fight early Tuesday after he arrived at the Kembla Street unit of another man, brandishing a skateboard.
Wollongong Police Sergeant David Potts said the unit resident, aged 36, armed himself with a club-like tree branch.
“They’ve had some sort of altercation last night which has been reignited today,” Sgt Potts said.
“Part of the scuffle was here [in the driveway], then the rest of it was literally in the middle of the road.”
The injured man is understood to have an association with a men’s refuge across the road. Police say he brought a knife into the conflict, only to have it used against him.
NSW Ambulance paramedics collected him about 9.30am.
He was taken to Wollongong Hospital with lacerations to his head and a shallow wound –possibly from the knife – to his chest.
The Kembla Street resident is at Wollongong Police Station, assisting police with their inquiries.