A POLICE officer remains in a serious but stable condition after being stabbed in the chest while trying to detain an intruder at his house north of Brisbane.
The 27-year-old male officer was off-duty at the time of the attack which occurred at his family’s Lilian Place home at Deception Bay around 10.35pm Saturday.
It’s understood the officer was inside the house and went outside to confront a man trespassing on the property.
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The alleged intruder reportedly told the officer that he had been searching the yard for his missing dog.
Suspicious of his behaviour, the off-duty officer tried to detain the man but was stabbed multiple times in the chest.
The armed man then fled the scene with two other men who were waiting nearby in a silver Hyundai hatchback.
The injured officer was stabilised at the scene before being rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, where he remains this morning in a serious but stable condition.
The three suspects are all described as being aged in their late teens or early twenties. The man who allegedly stabbed the officer is described as being Caucasian in appearance.
Investigations into the attack are continuing.
Anyone who may have any information that could help police with their investigation is urged to come forward.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.