A woman has been charged after allegedly attempting to grab a child, wielding a knife.
Police attached to Newcastle City Local Area Command attended Dixon Park, following reports a 33-year-old woman allegedly attempted to grab a child at about 11am (Tuesday 12 July 2016).
Police have been told a man intervened and the woman threatened him with a knife.
Officers arrived and she was tasered after continuing to threaten police.
The 33-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Newcastle Police Station before being taken to the Mater Hospital for assessment.
She was later charged with custody of knife in public place, wield knife in a public place, affray and resist officer in execution of duty.
The woman was bail refused to appear at Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 13 July 2016).
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