The injured police officer is helped onto a stretcher in Oswald Street, Rockhampton.
The injured police officer is helped onto a stretcher in Oswald Street, Rockhampton.

UPDATE: Officer undergoes surgery for serious slash injury

LATEST: A Rockhampton police officer has undergone surgery after suffering a slash injury in an incident at Allenstown on Thursday. 

In an update posted to Facebook, myPolice Rockhampton said the officer was in good spirits. 

"One of our officers gave us a terrible scare yesterday," the post read. 

"He sustained a serious slash injury to his arm whilst attending to a disturbance in Allenstown. 

"He has undergone surgery and it would appear that all the important components in his arm were not damaged and it is expected he will make a full recovery.

"Officers have visited him this morning and he is in good spirits.

"His wife and children are grateful to have him home too."

FRIDAY 8AM: A Queensland Health spokesperson said the officer was discharged from Rockhampton Hospital on Thursday.

THURSDAY: A Rockhampton Police officer has been rushed to hospital with a serious slash injury to his arm.

A Queensland Police spokesman confirmed the man was taken to hospital to be treated for the serious injury, which occurred while crews were responding to a mental health incident in Oswald Street, Allenstown.

It is understood the officer slashed his arm on glass while gaining entry to a property where the mental health incident was unfolding.

Multiple people had earlier reportedly called police in regards to a disturbance at the Oswald Street property.

The spokesman confirmed while the officer had been taken to Rockhampton Hospital by Queensland Ambulance Service for treatment, crews remained on scene dealing with the mental health incident.

 

A police officer was injured in the incident in Oswald St, Rockhampton.
A police officer was injured in the incident in Oswald St, Rockhampton.


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