Miranda Kerr's security guard has been stabbed as he protected her home from an intruder.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

The security guard was monitoring the perimeter of the 33-year-old model's home in Malibu on Friday (14.10.16) when the intruder - who was armed with a knife - jumped over the fence of the property.

According to TMZ, the intruder stabbed the guard just below his eye, and in response the guard drew his gun and shot the intruder several times. One bullet is reported to have struck the intruder in the head.

A spokesperson for the LA County Sheriff's Department confirmed: "The security guard drew a weapon and fired three to four rounds, hitting the suspect in the face and upper torso area."

Both men were airlifted to hospital shortly after the altercation, and despite the intruder reportedly being in a critical condition, both parties are expected to survive the terrible ordeal.

Thankfully, the Victoria's Secret Angel and her five-year-old son Flynn - who she shares with ex-husband Orlando Bloom - were not home at the time of the attack.

Neighbour Craig Moore told Los Angeles news channel KTLA: "It's kind of a crazy thing to happen out here in Malibu. I guess it happens everywhere but we just don't ever have it happen in our neighbourhood."

Miranda bought the lavish property - which has an estimated worth of $2,500,000 - in 2014 after she split from 39-year-old Orlando.

Now, she spends most of her time in a $12 million mansion - the former home of Harrison Ford - in Brentwood, with her CEO fiancé Evan Spiegel who co-founded the app Snapchat.