Off-duty police officer injured during scuffle on train

An off-duty police officer, travelling by train to work yesterday afternoon, was injured in the hand during a struggle with a man allegedly armed with a metal instrument.

Around 1.20pm it will be alleged the off-duty officer, a 35-year-old male, has identified himself as a police officer and attempted to arrest the man.

It is further alleged the 40-year-old Zillmere man has resisted arrest and was restrained after a short physical struggle.

The man was allegedly found to be in possession of a knife.

The off-duty officer was treated at the scene for a minor hand injury.

A 40-year-old Zillmere man has been charged with going armed to cause fear, serious assault police, assault or obstruct police, possession of a knife in a public place and evade fare.

The man has been remanded in police custody and is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Topics:  injuries off-duty officer qps

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