A man has been charged after a police officer was assaulted this morning in Manunda, Queensland Police say.
Officers were called to a shopping centre on Koch Street around 11.10 this morning following reports that a man was causing a disturbance.
As the man was being spoken to by police, it will be alleged that he then struck a male officer in the face with his elbow before fleeing the centre.
The officer was knocked unconscious and was taken to hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
A man was taken into custody later this afternoon.
A 31-year-old Woree man has been charged with one count each of serious assault police and public nuisance.
He is due to appear before the Cairns Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.