Police say that a Taser fired on a 19-year-old Lismore woman on Friday night was used in a last-ditch effort to prevent her further injuring herself or attacking other people.
Police and paramedics responded to a call that the woman was self-harming.
They said that attempts by police negotiators to calm the woman had failed.
‘The Taser was used in this circumstance as per guidelines and prevented the 19-year-old female from causing further injury to herself and significant injury to the police that were involved,’ a police spokesperson told APN Media.
The woman was treated at the scene before being transferred to Lismore Base Hospital, where she was assessed before being released.