South Hedland stabbing rampage: Victim Konrad Frost finally out of intensive care

Staff reportersThe West Australian
VideoThe most seriously wounded victim of Friday's South Hedland shopping centre knife rampage had put himself in harm's way to protect a baby.

A gentle giant who was stabbed during a South Hedland Stabbing spree is finally out of intensive care.

Konrad Frost is credited with distracting deranged FIFO worker Ashley Fildes, as he stabbed young mother Kimberly Abbott and turned his attention to her one-year-old daughter.

After spending more than a week in intensive care in Royal Perth, Mr Frost was finally well enough to be moved to a specialist ward this afternoon — the first step in what doctors say will be a long recovery.

A fundraising campaign has been set up to help support Mr Frost who works for MGM Bulk, as he recovers from his injuries.

“His condition is improving although it will be a long road to recovery,” Courtney Liebeck, who set up the Gofundme appeal, wrote.

Konrad Frost arrives in Jandakot with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Camera IconKonrad Frost arrives in Jandakot with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

“We are trying to raise funds to support Konrad financially while his injuries heal.”

Mr Frost’s family said last week that he was awake and communicating by nodding and writing on a notepad.

Mr Frost and Ms Abbott were among seven people injured when Fildes, a 34-year-old fly-in, fly-out worker from Perth, stormed into the shopping centre armed with a 40cm knife.

Fildes was shot dead by police officers who were at the shopping centre by coincidence.

The two sergeants first tried firing tasers after Fildes refused to drop the knife and shot him dead when the tasers did not stop him.

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