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Woman arrested in the ACT after alleged stabbing in Queanbeyan

A 41-year-old Queanbeyan woman who allegedly stabbed her partner with a pair of scissors was apprehended with blood on her t-shirt when she attempted to visit the man in the Canberra Hospital the same day.

The woman appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday where she was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Bail was applied for but opposed. 

NSW police successfully extradited the woman from the ACT on Saturday after the alleged incident on Friday morning.

It is alleged the woman stabbed the man in the left forearm, hitting an artery and causing significant blood loss.

Just after 11am, the man was taken to Queanbeyan Hospital by neighbours. He was transferred to Canberra due to the seriousness of the injury. He has since undergone surgery and is in a stable condition.


Court documents said when police attended the property on John Bull Street, Queanbeyan, there was a trail of blood but the woman was not there.

A crime scene was established at the home.

Shortly after, police were alerted to her presence at the Canberra Hospital. She was arrested and taken to the Woden watch house. She allegedly made admissions to police about the stabbing, and told them there was also blood on her pants, which she had changed before visiting the hospital.

The court heard the woman has "multiple counts of contravening protection orders", and has a history of violent offences, including family violence offences.

Magistrate Robert Cook said the woman had an "inordinate number of offending" on her criminal record.

The woman will appear in Queanbeyan Local Court at a later date.