Man arrested over stabbing of teenage girl

Tiffanie Turnbull

Queensland police have arrested a man accused of cutting a teenage girl from chin to ear after she intervened in a fight.

The 18-year-old allegedly stabbed the 16-year-old at a Sunshine Coast shopping centre on Monday afternoon before fleeing the scene.

He was arrested about midday on Wednesday but charges are yet to be laid.

Police say the man and a 17-year-old male were fighting when the girl tried to intervene.

He allegedly stabbed her, giving her a significant cut on her face.

She was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

The 17-year-old was not injured during the incident.