Police officer allegedly stabbed at shopping centre
A POLICE officer has been taken to hospital with chest wounds after he was allegedly stabbed at a Cairns shopping centre.
The officer, a 50-year-old male, was originally transported to hospital in a serious condition, but a Queensland Health condition confirmed his condition was now stable.
A police spokesman confirmed they were called to Cairns Central about 2.18pm following reports of an alleged wounding.
It is alleged the stabbing occurred on the top floor at the northern end of the shopping centre near Coles.
The spokesman said a person who is allegedly linked to the incident had been taken into custody at the Bungalow Hotel.
A man is now in custody and is assisting police.
It comes just a few weeks after a woman was allegedly carjacked in the carpark at Cairns Central.
Originally published as Police officer allegedly stabbed at Cairns shopping centre