A man has been shot twice by police after allegedly stabbing an officer in the face, Seven News reports.
The officer’s injuries are reported to be serious. The network says the officer’s female partner shot the suspect.
Nine News reports the suspect “lunged at police” before stabbing the officer in the neck with a knife. The officer was reportedly taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital with a “stab wound”.
The incident happened about 5pm on Hillgrove Road in Upper Mount Gravatt in Brisbane.
The offender is believed to be “fighting for his life” in Princess Alexandra Hospital, Nine reports.
Ten News First reports the offender is still alive and witnesses in the street told Ten police have been called to the man’s house in the past.
Aerial footage shows paramedics and several police vehicles on the scene.
Local resident, Jamie Sporn, told ABC News he saw “about 50 police officers in the street” when he arrived home, giving graphic details of the attack.
"Apparently there was a guy walking around, a middle-aged man, just walking around with a paring knife in his hand and [he] approached one of the police officers," Mr Sporn told ABC.
"And he just slashes one of their faces from like one side to the other.
"Then the other cop apparently just pulled out his gun and started shooting at the guy and fired 10 times and hit him."
Queensland Police confirmed to Yahoo News Australia there is an ongoing police operation underway at Mount Gravatt, with more information to follow.
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