Clare Nowland, hospitalised with a steak knife, is in serious condition and losing consciousness.
Officers were dispatched to a nursing home after staff discovered Clare Nowland brandishing a steak knife outside her room.
They conversed with her for several minutes, but when she refused to drop the knife and approached the officers, one of them used a Taser to send her to the ground.
She was using a mobility frame and had dementia at the time.
Assistant Commissioner Peter Cotter stated, “At the time she was tasered, she was slowly approaching police officers.”
Ms. Nowland was taken to the hospital, where she is losing consciousness alongside her family.
It occurred at the Yallambee care facility in Cooma, approximately 300 kilometers (186 miles) southwest of Sydney.