In central Queensland, a middle aged woman is accused of stabbing her daughter multiple times before turning the knife on herself.
The police have charged the woman with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing her teenage daughter six times with a knife.
The incident occurred in the regional town of Dysart at about 4pm on Monday.
At the time of the incident, there was a young man present at the residence, and he attempted to stop the woman from allegedly attacking another person.
Acting Inspector Emma Novosel stated on Tuesday that the individual had intervened in the incident and was subsequently assaulted by the suspect.
I have reason to believe that he is connected to the victim in some way.
At the Mackay Base Hospital, the status of the teenage girl has been described as serious but stable.
The woman who is being accused was transferred to Dysart hospital for treatment of her minor injuries, which the police believe she inflicted upon herself.
On Tuesday, the lady is scheduled to make her initial court appearance in Mackay Magistrates Court where she is expected to face charges of attempted murder, common assault, and serious assault on a police officer.