News State Tasmania Blackmans Bay service station stabbing victim identified, as teen charged with murder
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Blackmans Bay service station stabbing victim identified, as teen charged with murder

The Blackmans Bay service station was temporarily closed as the stabbing was investigated. Photo: Google Maps
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A teenage boy has been charged with murder following the death of a man after an incident at a service station in Hobart.

In a statement released on Sunday night, Tasmania Police said they could “confirm that a youth has now been charged with murder in relation to the death of a 41-year-old man as a result of an incident at Blackmans Bay earlier this afternoon”.

They said the family of Reid Ludwig, formerly of Taroona, asked police to formally release his name.

Reid Ludwig. Photo: ABC

“Our condolences are with the family and loved ones of Mr Ludwig,” police said.

Mr Ludwig died in the Royal Hobart Hospital on Sunday night.

The ABC understands Mr Ludwig had been returning a hired trailer to a service station at Blackman’s Bay, south of Hobart, just before 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon when he was stabbed in the stomach.

Mr Ludwig’s family have told the ABC Mr Ludwig was a “loving partner and devoted father who had done nothing wrong”.

A 16-year-old was arrested at the scene and was remanded in custody to appear in court today.

ABC