The police were patrolling the area when they were approached by a woman who warned of the presence of a man wielding a knife.
The officers approached the man and initiated a conversation, but were immediately attacked by this individual wielding a knife.
One policeman was stabbed in the stomach seven times. The second officer was stabbed once. The attacker fled the scene, but was detained by a second patrol. He is now being questioned to establish the reason for the attack.