A police officer has been hospitalised after being stabbed in the neck with scissors at a shopping centre in Brisbane's south.
Police allege two officers were attempting to speak with a man in Inala about 2.10pm on Sunday when he picked up a pair of scissors from a shop bench nearby.
The man swung them at the officers and a male acting senior constable was struck and stabbed in the neck and shoulder area, police say.
The second constable tasered the man who was momentarily incapacitated before running off.
She provided first aid to her colleague before he was treated by Queensland Ambulance Service and taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.
About 3.15pm, police attended a home in Inala after a call alleging a man was armed with a shovel, attempting to steal a car and threatening the occupants of a house.
It's alleged the man threatened officers and was taken into custody after a Taser was deployed.
The occupants of the house were uninjured.
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