Police officers injured after responding to a call out

Police are investigating an incident in Rosetta this afternoon where two police officers were injured.

Around 1.20pm police responded to a request for assistance at an address on Mitchell Avenue.

During an incident at the property, a female police officer was struck to the neck, and a male police officer received multiple cuts after his arm went through a glass windowpane.

The male officer remains in the Royal Hobart Hospital and will require surgery. The female officer remains in hospital as a precaution.

A 28-year-old man who was at the property is in the Royal Hobart Hospital undergoing medical assessment. It appears he may have been suffering a medical episode when the incident occurred.

A police investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Inspector John Ward from Glenorchy Police said, β€œThe incident in Rosetta today highlights that emergency services often attend unpredictable situations while protecting and assisting the community.”

β€œWhile there is risk associated with every incident emergency services attend, officers put their own safety on the line while protecting others.”

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