09/28/2014 08:19 EDT | Updated 11/28/2014 05:59 EST

Woman, 74, charged after 15-year-old stabbed near eye

A 74-year-old is facing charges, including assault with a weapon, after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed near his eye at an Earleton Avenue home in Dartmouth Saturday.

Police say the boy was taken to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax for treatment Saturday afternoon. 

Police say a 74-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and now faces charges of assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public. 

The woman has since been released on conditions until her court appearance at a later date.