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Sydney: Woman knifes young man and police

Filed under: General — Vman @ 3:59 pm Sun 21st December 2008

A Sydney woman is in hospital after being shot by police when she attacked officers with a knife.

Police were called to an address on Iron St in North Parramatta at about 1.30am today with reports that the 48-year-old woman was threatening a man with a knife.

When they arrived, the officers were themselves threatened by the woman.

Police failed to subdue the woman with capsicum spray, and when she again attacked them, a female officer discharged a number of shots.

She has sustained what police called a serious injury, and is undergoing surgery at Westmead Hospital.

A 23-year-old man has also been treated for a cut to the neck.

A critical indecent investigation team is now looking investigating.

Source: The Sun-Herald


  1. Mate! Violence by women and violence towards men are not worth mentioning. Just keep wearing your white ribbon to show you’re against violence towards women.

    Comment by Hans Laven — Mon 22nd December 2008 @ 9:44 am

  2. I found an Australian govt. statistic that shows that most times a woman kills a man it is her husband, ex-husband, partner, boy friend or similar. It is rare, at least in Australia, for a woman to kill another woman.
    There is nothing to suggest that these killings were usually in self defence. Quite the opposite. It seems that these killings were usually where the woman got into a rage as in the case above.

    Comment by Dave — Mon 22nd December 2008 @ 2:40 pm

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