Two police officers have been shot in the US state of Arkansas, by a suspect believed to be armed with a semi-automatic weapon.

The officers were hit by gunfire near Hackett, Sebastian County, on the crossing between Highway 253 and Boone road at just after 7am local time on 10 August, with the condition of the two currently unknown.

One of the officers is believed to be the chief of police in Hackett and another is a Sebastian County deputy, local station 5News reported.

The officers were reportedly shot as they delivered an arrest warrant to a home in the area.

Officers are at the property of the suspect and have surrounded his home, with the response including a SWAT team and police helicopters, but no one has yet been taken into custody.

The attack comes less than a month after the fatal shooting of three US police officers in Baton Rouge and during a time of heightened tensions between police and sections of the US community.