Woman dead, man in critical condition after knife attack

A WOMAN is dead and a man left in a critical condition in what is thought to be a fatal knife attack, as police launch a homicide investigation.

Police say officers went to a building on Ninth St in Home Hill at 11.15pm after a call reporting someone had been "assaulted with a knife".

On arrival police secured the scene and took a man into custody.

A woman was found dead at the scene.

Another man has been taken to Townsville Base Hospital in a critical condition.

Investigators believe no other people were involved in the incident.

Investigations are continuing.