The woman was holding a 13 year old on the ground with a knife to his throat.
A very intense video has been released showing Sydney police officers rescuing a thirteen year old boy. In the video, a 28-year-old woman can be seen holding a 13-year-old boy down with a knife to his throat.
Police released this statement about the incident:
A woman will face court this afternoon charged with attempted murder after an incident in western Sydney yesterday. Officers attached to Holroyd Local Area Command were called to Centenary Road, South Wentworthville, just before 4.45pm on Wednesday 26 July 2017, following reports of a concern for welfare. It will be alleged a 28-year-old woman assaulted a 13-year-old boy before threatening him with a knife. The woman was arrested and taken to Merrylands Police Station before being transferred to Westmead hospital for assessment, where she was released a short time later back into police custody. She was charged with attempted murder, detain person for advantage and armed with intent to commit indictable offence. The woman, from South Wentworthville, was refused bail and is due to appear at Fairfield Local Court today. The boy was not physically injured during the incident.
The officer who snuck up behind her is very lucky that the woman didn’t turn around and see him approaching. They are also lucky that no police officers were injured after jumping on a violent woman who is holding a knife. This could have ended very badly.
Fortunately though the officers were able to disarm her without further incident. The 13-year-old was not harmed during the incident.
Knives are still considered deadly weapons. Check out the video we discussed here showing how fast a knife can kill in a split second.