Police charge man after two women stabbed at Muswellbrook

A man will face court today after allegedly stabbing two women in the Hunter Valley overnight.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District were called to a home on the Pacific Way at Muswellbrook about 7pm (Tuesday 12 January 2021), and found a 27-year-old man in the front yard allegedly armed with a pair of scissors, carrying a baby.

Officers repeatedly directed the man to release the child; however, he allegedly refused.

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

A 30-year-old Macksville woman was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital, while a 28-year-old Muswellbrook woman was taken to Muswellbrook Hospital for treatment.

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

The Macksville man was taken to Muswellbrook Police Station where he has been charged with two counts of wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was refused bail to face Muswellbrook Local Court today (Wednesday 13 January 2021).

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.

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