Northern Ireland

Taser used after woman is stabbed in Lisburn

The incident happened at Woodland Avenue
Image caption The incident happened at Woodland Avenue

A Taser has been used by police after a woman was stabbed at a house in Lisburn, County Antrim.

Police responded to the incident in Woodland Avenue shortly after 02:00 GMT on Thursday.

A man, carrying two knives, was observed in the kitchen struggling with a woman.

A woman was stabbed in the chest but her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Three other people were injured. A man was arrested.

Police said specialist firearms officers spoke to the man and a Taser was used to prevent harm to the man and others.

A 19-year-old woman was taken to hospital for treatment for stab wounds to her chest.

Police said two men, aged 24 and 46, and a 48-year-old woman were also treated for injuries sustained as a result of the incident and later discharged from hospital.

A man, 21, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody.

The Police Ombudsman said it was investigating the incident.

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