A 29-year-old man has been arrested over the double-murder of a couple in central Auckland last week, police have revealed.
The man, who is currently under police guard at Auckland Hospital, also faces a charge of attempted murder.
The charges come six days after Epsom couple Elizabeth and Herman Bangera were killed and a third person was critically injured in a stabbing last Friday.
A bedside court hearing is scheduled for Friday.
"Police have been continuing to support Mr and Mrs Bangera’s family at this extremely difficult time, and have been in regular contact with them through Victim Support," Auckland City Detective Inspector Scott Beard said.
"While police acknowledge there is significant media interest surrounding this case, the couple’s family wish for privacy as they continue to grieve for their loved ones.
"This is an absolute tragedy for this family, their friends and wider community. Our thoughts and sympathies continue to be with all of those people grieving the loss of this much-loved couple."
Police rushed to the homicide on The Drive last Friday at 11:30am. They found four people injured, three of whom had critical injuries.
Husband and wife Herman Bangera, 60, and Elizabeth Bangera, 55, later died from their injuries.