A 12-year-old boy has allegedly stabbed a man who was talking on his phone.
Police say around 8:25pm last night the man was walking outside a business on Beaudesert Rd when the boy approached him.
The boy then allegedly stabbed the man in the back with a knife before fleeing the scene.
the man was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A boy was taken into custody shortly afterwards.
A 12-year-old Pallara boy has been charged with one count of wounding.