05/11/2017 8:16 AM AEDT | Updated 05/11/2017 8:19 AM AEDT

Police Lauch Investigation After Off-Duty Cop Stabbed In Queensland

The officer is recovering in hospital.

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An off-duty cop has been stabbed in Queensland.

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.