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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Two women stabbed, man arrested at Muswellbrook

Two women have been stabbed, and a man charged, following a confrontation with police at a home in the Hunter overnight.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District were called to Pacific Way at Muswellbrook about 7pm on Tuesday 12 January; and found a 27-year-old male in the front yard allegedly armed with a pair of scissors, carrying a baby.

Police repeatedly directed the man to release the child, but claim he refused.

As he briefly put the 11-month-old girl on the ground, officers deployed a Taser to affect his arrest.

A 30-year-old Macksville woman was airlifted from the scene to John Hunter Hospital with a stab wound to the right eye with scissors.

As well, a 28-year-old Muswellbrook woman is also undergoing hospital treatment for a stab wound to her left upper arm and face.

Five children aged between 11 months and seven were at the home at the time but were not physically injured.

The Macksville man was then taken to Muswellbrook Police Station.

There, he was charged with two counts of wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was refused bail to face Muswellbrook Local Court on Wednesday 13 January.

Police will allege in court the man stabbed a 30-year-old woman several times to the abdomen and right eye, before stabbing a 28-year-old woman to the upper arm and face.