Two police reportedly stabbed and offender shot dead in South Australia incident

Two police officers have reportedly been stabbed and an alleged offender shot dead in an incident in South Australia’s mid-north.

Police have confirmed they have responded to a high-risk incident at Crystal Brook, a small community about 200km north of Adelaide.

They say paramedics are on the scene with multiple people injured.

The incident reportedly occurred at approximately 11.15am local time. A helicopter was recorded as landing in the area at 11.28am.

Mark Carroll, President of the Police Association of South Australia, said in a statement to the ABC that the union was “providing support to both the impacted officers and their families”.

“This is a horrifying reminder of the levels of extreme violence frontline police officers face in the line of duty,” Carroll said.

“Details about this tragic incident are scarce at the moment, but we do know that both officers are badly hurt, and one is in a serious condition in hospital.”

SA premier Peter Malinauskas said on Wednesday afternoon that his thoughts were with the officers and their families.

“I have just spoken to Police Commissioner Grant Stevens in relation to the high-risk incident at Crystal Brook. My thoughts are with the two injured officers & their families,” Malinauskas said on Twitter.

“Our police put their lives on the line everyday to keeping us safe, for that we are forever grateful.”