Detectives are searching for three young men after an off-duty police officer was stabbed north of Brisbane overnight.
The male officer was stabbed while trying to detain a man who was allegedly trespassing on a property at Lillian Place in Deception Bay, about 10.35pm Saturday.
The 27-year-old officer was wounded in the chest and was rushed to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. He remains there in a serious but stable condition.
Police said the perpetrator fled with two other young men, all described as Caucasian in appearance, in a silver hatchback.
Investigations into the incident continue.