A 27-year-old woman has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent to murder after allegedly stabbing a 42-year-old wheelchair bound woman in the neck at a shopping centre in Bega, NSW.
Police will allege that the two women got into an elevator where an argument began between them.
The 27-year-old allegedly returned to her vehicle after the altercation to obtain a weapon and then went back to a shop inside the centre where she confronted the 42-year-old.
Police were told that the two became embroiled in another argument when the younger woman produced the weapon and stabbed the older woman in the neck before fleeing.
The 42-year-old was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to South East Regional Hospital with critical injuries.
She has since been airlifted to Canberra Hospital for further treatment where she is understood to be in a serious condition.
The 27-year-old later handed herself and the weapon in to Bega Police Station. She was refused bail and is expected to appear before Batemans Bay Local Court on Sunday.