February 12, 2024
A 31-year-old Cherbourg man has been charged after an incident in Ipswich at the weekend during which a police officer was slashed with a knife.
The man was allegedly in a car which was tracked by the PolAir helicopter across several south Brisbane suburbs in the early hours of Sunday.
Police used tyre deflation devices to bring the vehicle to a stop in Boundary Road, at the intersection of Antimony Street in Carole Park, just after 1:00am.
Police will allege that when officers approached the car, a passenger emerged with a knife and slashed a Senior Constable across the arm, causing a serious injury.
A second officer suffered a cut to his finger.
Three people from the vehicle were taken into custody.
The officers’ colleagues provided first aid and both were transported to hospital for treatment.
Ipswich detectives have charged:
- A 31-year-old Cherbourg man with acts intended to resist lawful arrest,
- A 25-year-old Goodna woman with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evading police, five counts of stealing and seven counts of unlicensed driving, and
- A 22-year-old man with serious assault and failing to take reasonable care of a syringe.
Neither of the officers’ injuries were considered life-threatening.