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Wild scenes at a Kmart store have led to the arrest of one woman while police are searching for another female allegedly involved in the violent altercation.
Alarming video from Kmart's central Hamilton store on New Zealand's North Island on Saturday night shows a confrontation between several shoppers and staff.
A number of items can be seen scattered on the floor near the store's entrance next to an overturned trolley, with several people grappling. One woman can be seen hastily picking up items.
"Oh my god," a woman can be heard saying off camera as another woman swings an item and appears to yell; "get f*****".
It is alleged security tried to stop two women who they believed were attempting to steal goods, the New Zealand Herald reported.
A female security guard was allegedly stabbed with cooking tongs during the incident but later declined medical assistance, Stuff reported.
The video, which has circulated on social media, shows a female security guard being pulled by her hair.
On Thursday, NZ Police confirmed a 24-year-old woman faced court over the incident on Wednesday afternoon following her arrest earlier in the day.
"She is facing charges of aggravated assault, aggravated injury, shoplifting and theft," police said.
She was denied bail and is due to face court on May 2.
Police say they have identified the second woman allegedly involved in the incident.
They are continuing to work to locate the 26-year-old.
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