A 29-year-old man has been charged following the alleged serious assault of a police officer at Woodridge yesterday, May 18.

Police were called to a Kingston Road address at approximately 3.20pm to reports of a break and enter in progress.

Upon arrival, officers allegedly observed a man on the patio of a home before he attempted to run from the scene.

Police began a foot chase and attempted to grab the man, who allegedly turned and swung a machete stolen from the address, striking a male Senior Constable’s hand.

The officer suffered a laceration to his finger and was transported to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition for treatment, and he has since been discharged.

A 29-year-old Murrarie man was taken into custody.

He has been charged with one count each of serious assault of a police officer causing bodily harm whilst armed, grievous bodily harm, enter dwelling and commit, possession of a knife in public and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

His bail has been refused, and he is expected to appear before Beenleigh Magistrates Court today, May 19.

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