Woman charged with attacking hospital worker with a syringe

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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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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