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Man stabbed, police officer slashed with machete during daylight break-ins in QLD city


A man has been stabbed in the stomach and a police officer was cut on the hand by a machete during two break-ins about an hour apart in Logan, south of Brisbane.

A 49-year-old man discovered three people breaking into a home in the rural suburb of Bahrs Scrub about 2.15pm on Thursday.

The man confronted the group and was stabbed in the stomach during the ensuing altercation.

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A driver in a getaway car then rammed into the house, before the group jumped in and drove off.

The wounded man was rushed to Logan Hospital in a stable condition.

Police believe the getaway car was a Ford Ranger that had been stolen in Algester on Wednesday.

Separate incident

About 11km away in Woodridge, police were called to a break-in at 3.20pm on Thursday.

Officers spotted a man on a patio of a home and gave chase when he ran off.

As a Senior Constable was about to catch him, the man allegedly swung a machete and hit the officer’s hand — cutting him on the finger.

A man will face court after he allegedly struck a police officer with a machete south of Brisbane. Credit: AAP

The man, a 29-year-old from Murrarie, was arrested and charged with seriously assaulting a police officer, grievous bodily harm, break-and-enter, possession of a knife in public and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He remains in custody ahead of his appearance in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Friday.

The officer was treated in Brisbane’s PA Hospital.

Police have not given any indication the two incidents are related.

Any witnesses to the incidents have been asked to come forward.

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Source: 7News