A Glendene street has been in lockdown today as police investigate a fatal stabbing in the Auckland suburb.
A 42-year-old man died at Auckland Hospital last night and neighbours have not been able to leave their properties today.
It's believed the man was involved in an altercation with four others. Police have yet to identify any suspects.
Detective Inspector John Sutton says residents are helping piece together last night's events, but they would like other witnesses to come forward.
"If they were in that scene or near that scene last night, come forward," he says.
"We would also say that the three or four people that we believe were involved in this dispute with the deceased, we would like you to come forward and tell us what took place."
A kitchen knife is stuck in the ground outside the property on Hepburn Rd where the stabbing happened.
Neighbours told Newshub they heard shouting and cries for help before police were called, just before 9pm.
They found the man in a critical condition. He was treated at the scene and taken to Auckland Hospital by ambulance, where he later died.
Police are guarding the scene and forensic teams are dusting the bus stop outside the house for any clues about the incident.
A post-mortem is expected to be completed on Monday, and police will release the name of the victim when next-of-kin have been notified.
The incident is not related to a stabbing on Saturday in Te Atatu, Det Insp Sutton says.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 0800 526 42766.