Police officer is fighting for life after being stabbed multiple times at a busy shopping centre in popular tourist city
- Police officer rushed to hospital after incident at a Cairns shopping centre
- The officer was allegedly stabbed multiple times in the chest on Tuesday
A police officer is fighting for life after allegedly being stabbed multiple times at a busy shopping centre.
The horrific incident unfolded in Cairns, Far North Queensland, on Tuesday afternoon.
Police had been called to the Cairns Central shopping centre about 2.18pm.
The injured officer is understood to have suffered stab wounds to the chest.
A crime scene has been established at the northern end of the shopping complex.
A person has been taken into custody.
More to come.
A police officer has been rushed to hospital after allegedly being stabbed multiple times at the Cairns Central Shopping Centre (picture)