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Five people in hospital after Whanganui stabbing

Multiple police cars flocked to Wicksteed Street about 4.15pm after reports of stabbings.

Witnesses told RNZ people with stab wounds were in the parking lot of the New World supermarket.

A large cordon has been set up and police at the scene appeared to be focusing on one house in particular.

A St John spokesperson said five people had been taken to Whanganui Hospital.

Two are in a critical condition, three are serious.

Police said one person has been taken into custody.

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