A man has been charged after an alleged stabbing at a McDonald’s in Auckland last night.

Police were called to the scene on Mt Roskill’s Stoddard Rd at about 8pm.

Blood and overturned chairs could be seen inside the restaurant after the incident.

A 45-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

One person was hospitalised with critical injuries.

The accused appeared in person at Auckland District Court, standing silently with his hands clasped in front of him, wearing a red collared shirt and a black suit jacket. Family members sat and watched proceedings from the public gallery.

He was remanded in custody through to a second appearance next month and no plea was entered today.

He was granted interim name suppression.

“Police want to reassure the public that there is no ongoing threat to public safety, this appears to be an isolated incident between two parties in a family relationship,” Detective Senior Sergeant Ash Matthews said this morning.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area today while a scene examination is completed.

“As the matter is now before the court, police are limited in providing further comment.”

A McDonald’s spokesperson said yesterday: “The restaurant management are assisting police with their investigation and staff are being supported.”