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Ainslie woman OC sprays police

By johnboy - 14 February 2011 4

A 38-year-old woman was arrested yesterday afternoon for assaulting a police officer when she sprayed the officer in the face with an unknown noxious gas with effects similar to those of capsicum spray (Sunday, February 13).

About 3.15pm police were called to Officer Crescent in Ainslie after a member of the public reported a female with a baseball bat acting in a menacing manner.

Police located the woman and were able to deescalate the situation and remove the baseball bat from her. As police were attempting to take the woman into custody she withdrew a can of what police believe to be capsicum spray concealed on her and sprayed a female Constable in the face.

The female officer was decontaminated and treated by ACT Ambulance Service at the scene.

The woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 24, charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, cause harm to a Commonwealth/public official, possess an offensive weapon and possess/use a prohibited weapon without authorisation.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Mick 11:25 am 16 Feb 11

Anyone know the number on Officer? That used to be my street…

buzz819 7:09 am 15 Feb 11

The Dark said :

Maybe they should have just shot her from 300 metres away…

Given that there was a report stating that most of the crime in Canberra can be attributed to a few families, maybe they should, lower the crime rate….

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:52 am 15 Feb 11

throw the book at her.

The Dark 10:33 pm 14 Feb 11

Maybe they should have just shot her from 300 metres away…

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