Police officer slashed by knife after car chase through Brisbane

Police officer slashed by knife after car chase through Brisbane

A police officer has allegedly been slashed with a knife by a passenger in a car involved in a chase through Brisbane in the early hours of the morning.

A police helicopter followed a car across several suburbs in the city’s south before officers used a tyre deflation device, stopping it on Boundary Road at Antimony Street in Carole Park in Ipswich about 1am.

When officers approached the car, a passenger allegedly emerged armed with a knife.

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The passenger then allegedly slashed a senior constable across the arm, causing a serious injury.

“Three people from the car were taken into custody and the officer’s colleagues provided immediate first aid to the wound,” police said.

During the arrest, another officer was injured after sustaining a cut to his finger. 

Both officers were taken to hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. They are also receiving support services.

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A 37-year-old man from Cherbourg was charged with acts intended to resist lawful arrest and will face Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow.

The driver of the car, a 25-year-old woman from Goodna, was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evading police, five counts of stealing and four counts of unlicensed driving.

She is also set to face Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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