Baseball bat-brandishing woman bites police officer at U.S. Capitol




  • In US
  • 2021-10-15 16:52:18Z
  • By Reuters
 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 25-year-old woman brandishing a baseball bat near the U.S. Capitol bit a police officer on Friday as he and other law enforcement officers attempted to disarm her, the Capitol Police said in a statement.

The woman, who police identified as Olivia Romano, was arrested after appearing "agitated" and was "yelling" at several officers.

"When she raised the bat, the officers attempted to take it. In that moment, the woman became combative and bit one of the officers," the Capitol Police said.

Charges against the woman were pending, according to police, who did not provide the bitten Capitol Police officer's condition, age or name.

The Capitol Police remain on edge following the deadly Jan. 6 riot by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, the April death of an officer after a motorist rammed a car into him on Capitol grounds and a mid-August standoff with a man who drove a truck onto the sidewalk of the Library of Congress, across the street from the Capitol.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Scott Malone and Jonathan Oatis)

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