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Manhunt underway in Launceston

Police local

A man is on the run in Launceston after a stabbing this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Hobart Road in Kings Meadows around 2pm after a man was reportedly stabbed.

The victim was taken to the Launceston General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Forensic officers have been seen in Zap Fitness, while police are searching streets and detectives have been interviewing people in nearby businesses.

Police say officers have also conducted inquiries at a house of interest in the Launceston area.

The alleged offender is described as wearing a bright green top, but members of the public are urged not to approach him and instead contact Police on 131444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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