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Woman Under Police Guard, Crime Scene Set Up Parramatta Park

A woman is under police guard at Cairns hospital and a crime scene remains secured following an incident at a Parramatta Park address.

A 34-year-old Cairns woman arrived at the address sometime after 8:00PM and was in the kitchen area preparing food when she became involved in a verbal altercation with a 48-year-old female resident who had been asleep in the lounge area. Both women were known to each other.

The situation escalated, and the resident allegedly picked up a knife and swung it at the younger woman, inflicting an injury to the chest.

The victim then took possession of the knife before allegedly inflicting a cut injury to the older woman’s forearm and shoulder.

Police crews attended the address Paramedics treated both women at the scene before transporting them to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigations into the incident are continuing and charges are expected to be laid against the 48-year-old Parramatta Park woman once medical treatment is completed this morning.