A Canberra removalist has been remanded in custody after he allegedly stabbed a woman in the head with a needle while "off his face" on illicit drugs.
Liam Keogh Drummond, 23, "adamantly denies" the allegations and claims CCTV footage will exonerate him.
In documents tendered to the ACT Magistrates Court, police say the woman's mother called triple zero on Tuesday afternoon to report the alleged incident at a unit complex in Belconnen.
Officers say they arrived about 4.35pm to find Mr Drummond "extremely agitated, making erratic body movements and sweating profusely" in a stairwell.
When police attempted to handcuff Mr Drummond, he allegedly pulled a syringe from his pocket and only dropped it after officers drew their Tasers and repeatedly demanded that he let it go.
Once Mr Drummond had been handcuffed, officers say they entered the alleged victim's unit to find her "visibly distressed" and frantically looking around to see if the 23-year-old was still nearby.
Police recorded the woman telling them: "He stabbed me in the head with a needle."
During a subsequent conversation with police, the woman allegedly said Mr Drummond had arrived at her place "off his face" and acting crazy.
She is said to have told officers that when she asked Mr Drummond to leave, he punched her hard in the right side of her head while holding a needle.
"[The woman] felt funny, but can't describe the feeling. Her head hurt all over," the police documents say.
Paramedics eventually took the woman to Calvary Hospital, where she was treated for a "needle stick injury" described by police as "a small puncture wound ... with blood surrounding it".
According to police, Mr Drummond appeared to be "heavily under the influence" of illicit drugs and "continually screamed" for the woman after he had been arrested.
The 23-year-old was subsequently charged with intentionally wounding the woman and illegally possessing an 11-centimetre uncapped syringe with a needle.
When he appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday, prosecutor Juanita Zankin opposed bail.
Ms Zankin said there was a likelihood of Mr Drummond harassing the alleged victim and interfering with witnesses or evidence.
The court heard that while in custody at the ACT Watch House, Mr Drummond had spoken to his mother on the phone and attempted to contact the alleged victim through her.
Legal Aid duty lawyer Taden Kelliher applied for Mr Drummond to be released on bail, telling the court the 23-year-old could steer clear of the woman and comply with any conditions deemed appropriate.
Mr Kelliher said Mr Drummond was able to live with his parents, abstain from illicit drugs, work full-time and observe a curfew.
He went on to indicate that while it was accepted that police had found Mr Drummond with a syringe in his pocket, the removalist would "certainly" plead not guilty to the intentional wounding charge.
Mr Kelliher said Mr Drummond had told him there were internal and external security cameras at the unit in question.
"I am instructed that a simple review of that CCTV footage will put the matter to bed very quickly," he said of the more serious charge.
The court heard that according to Mr Drummond, the alleged victim was in the midst of a three-day illicit drug bender at the relevant time, exacerbating her "severe" schizophrenia.
Magistrate James Stewart refused bail, saying that on his reading of the allegations there was a "strong" prosecution case.
He said that while police had captured an initial complaint from the alleged victim on their body-worn cameras, she had not yet provided a formal statement and the risk that Mr Drummond would harass her and seek to obstruct justice was high.
Mr Stewart remanded Mr Drummond in custody to appear in court again on November 3.