Two teeangers, including a 13-year-old girl, have been charged after a security guard was stabbed at a popular Gold Coast shopping centre.
Police were called to Westfield Helensvale on Millaroo Drive about 7.45am on Friday following reports the 57-year-old man had been stabbed multiple times during a disturbance.
The Courier-Mail reported that the weapon used was “described as a knife the size of a meat cleaver”.
A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the guard suffered serious wounds to his head, torso and legs and was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Queensland police said people involved in the incident fled the scene in a stolen black Holden Trax.
However, authorities were able to intercept the vehicle at Distillery Rd at Beenleigh about 8.35am.
Authorities said the four arrested teens, including a 19-year-old man, a 17-year-old boy and two girls aged 13 and 16, are assisting police with the investigation.
No charges have been laid in relation to the stabbing.
On Friday afternoon, police said the 19-year-old Oxenford man has been charged with one count each of attempted murder, robbery with violence, attempt to enter premises and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Saturday.
A 13-year-old Upper Coomera girl has been charged with attempted murder and will appear at Southport Childrens Court on Saturday as well.
Further suspects are expected to be charged over the coming days.