Police officer and dog stabbed with scissors during violent arrest

The Ethical Standards Command is investigating the death of a man who was tasered after stabbing a police dog and officer during a violent arrest in Toowoomba.

Officers were called to a home at Mount Lofty around 7.00pm last night, following reports of a break and enter.

Upon arrival, a 32-year-old Senior Constable and his police dog Turbo located a 31-year-old man inside the property.


The man allegedly lunged at the handler with a pair of scissors, resulting in a laceration to his face and minor stab wound to his upper body.

He then allegedly began stabbing police dog Turbo multiple times in the chest.

Queensland Police said in a statement that the handler was able to deploy a taser to the man, who was then arrested by nearby officers.

“The man was treated at the scene and whilst being transported to hospital had a medical episode,” police said.

“CPR was commenced however the man was pronounced deceased at 8pm at St Vincent’s Hospital.”

Police Dog Turbo was also taken to a local vet, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

While the handler received treatment for minor stab wounds.

The State Coroner has been advised and the Crime and Corruption Commission is expected to provide independent oversight of the Ethical Standards Command investigation.