Police officer stabbed 'seconds' after arriving at job

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A 30-year-old man is under police guard in hospital accused of stabbing a senior-constable who had been investigating reports of a disturbance.

The incident unfolded on the street outside an address at Rothwell, north of Brisbane, just before 9.30am on Monday.

Police say the 50-year-old officer was stabbed in the shoulder by a man with a knife shortly after arriving on the scene.

"I've viewed the body-worn footage of the incident and it happened in a matter of seconds," Detective Inspector Ben Fadian told reporters on Monday.

A police car was also damaged when the man allegedly jumped on it prior to the attack.

Responding officers drew a firearm and taser as they tried to subdue the man, and the taser was used before the man was taken into custody.

He was taken to hospital with a stomach wound and remains in a stable condition under police guard.

The man has not been charged and police investigations are continuing.

The wounded officer is also in a stable condition in hospital where he's being supported by family and friends, Det Insp Fadian said.