Australian reporter Alex Bernhardt was trying to interview the friend of a suspected murderer when the woman decided that she was through with the interview and put her lit cigarette out in Alex's face.

From the Daily Mail:

Ms Bernhardt told Daily Mail Australia the cigarette left 'a bit of a red mark... but I don't want to blow it out of proportion, it's gone now'.

'It certainly wasn't something I was expecting when you're doing your job'.

She said the woman had blown cigarette smoke at reporters. A male accomplice had also 'barked' like a dog at the media pack.

A Queensland Police spokesman said the alleged attacker, 23, was charged with public nuisance this morning and will appear in court on July 23.