Tasered 95-Year-Old in Life-Threatening Condition: 'She Had a Walking Frame, But She Had a Knife'
A 95-year-old woman is in a life-threatening condition after being Tasered by police in Australia. Clare Nowland, a great-grandma, is well known locally. New South Wales Police said that they’d been called to Clare’s nursing home after she’d armed herself with a steak knife. Attempts to de-escalate the situation failed, and Clare, who suffers from dementia, approached the officers using her walking frame. One of the officers used a Taser on Clare causing her to fall and hit her head. Clare suffered a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain. Her family fears she may not survive. Homicide detectives are investigating the incident.