Police said the officer was attending an address in Torquay, south west of Melbourne, to conduct a welfare check on a resident about 4.30pm today.

The resident allegedly rushed at police officers with a knife, stabbing a male officer multiple times.

Police used their taser and OC spray and arrested the 49-year-old Torquay man, who is assisting police with their enquiries.

The police officer was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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