A woman and her baby are safe after they were threatened by another woman with a screwdriver.
Hamilton Police say the mother was walking in the area of Stuart Street and Bay Street North when she was approached.
The unknown woman produced a screwdriver and made stabbing motions towards the mother. She then noticed the baby and lunged at it with the screwdriver.
The mother quickly swung the stroller away and ran screaming for help.
The suspect continued on her way towards a playground full of children. A man who followed the suspect called police and warned the kids to run away. The suspect heard his warning and threw the screwdriver at him.
She was arrested shortly after.
46 year old Elsa Abera has been charged with three counts of assault with a weapon and fail to comply with recognizance.