A man has died after being tasered by police investigating a robbery in southern Queensland, with a police dog and his handler stabbed during the arrest.

The Ethical Standards Command now investigating the incident at Mount Lofty in Toowoomba on Sunday night.

The 32-year-old senior constable and police dog Turbo had been responding to reports of the break-in on Warana Avenue, when they were confronted by the man armed with a pair of scissors.

Police say the 31-year-old lunged at the officer, slashing him on the face and stabbing him.

He then stabbed Turbo a number of times in the chest, before being tasered and arrested.

The alleged thief was treated at the scene but had a medical episode while being transported to St Vincent’s Hospital, and died soon after.

Turbo remains in a serious but stable condition, and is being cared for by a local vet.


His handler has been treated for minor stab wounds.


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