Police sting in Torquay: Officer hospitalized after being stabbed multiple times in Victoria

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer was allegedly stabbed several times in a popular Victorian seaside town.

Victoria Police visited a house on Golden Beach Way, Torquay at around 4.30pm on Monday to carry out a welfare check.

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When they arrived, a 49-year-old local man reportedly ran at officers with a knife and a male police officer was stabbed.

Ambulance Victoria said three people were treated at the scene.

The officer allegedly stabbed was on a welfare check at an estate in Torquay. Credit: 7NEWS
Ambulance Victoria said three people were treated at the scene. Credit: 7NEWS

“Ambulance personnel treated three people at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries,” a spokesman said.

“Two people have been taken to a hospital in Geelong, a third person will also be taken to hospital.”

The male officer was taken to hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, which police described as “significant” in a statement.

On Tuesday morning, police confirmed that a 49-year-old man had been charged with attempted murder and assault of an emergency service worker on duty.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Geelong Magistrates’ Court later on Tuesday.

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