A WOMAN has been charged after allegedly attacking medical staff with a syringe at a hospital near Bryon Bay.
The dramatic scenes unfolded inside Lismore Base Hospital at Lismore just after midday on Saturday.
Police said the 39-year-old woman threatened staff after showing up at the hospital, seeking treatment.
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It’s alleged the woman then pulled out a syringe and lunged at a male employee when he tried to intervene.
Officers rushed to the hospital and arrested the woman while the male staff member was treated for a laceration to his left arm, police said.
The woman was taken to Lismore Police Station where she was charged with list of offences, among them common assault, cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
She was also charged with affray, using an offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence and resisting an officer in the execution of their duty.
The 39-year-old was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear in Lismore Local Court today.
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