Police officer injured in Yarrabilba, QLD

A man is in custody and a police officer has been injured following an attempted traffic intercept that occurred in Yarrabilba earlier this morning, Queensland Police say.

Police were attempting to intercept a car on Yarrabilba Road at 2.40 this morning and an officer got out of his vehicle to direct the car to stop and to speak to a driver.

It will be alleged that the vehicle drove in the direction of the officer, failed to stop, then struck the officer on the leg and, as a result, the officer fired his service firearm.

The officer, a 37-year-old constable, was transported to the Logan Hospital for treatment of a minor injury to his leg.

The vehicle was located by police nearby a short time later, a tyre deflation was deployed, and the vehicle collided with a police vehicle and failed to stop.

Polair and the Dog Squad were deployed, and a man was later taken into custody without further incident.

Another man in the vehicle fled on foot and remains outstanding.

Ethical Standards Command has been advised and will investigate the incident with oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

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