Woman attacks Ore. squad car with screwdriver

Woman attacks Ore. squad car with screwdriver

Woman attacks Ore. squad car with screwdriver

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by Cornelius Swart, kgw.com Staff

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 12:41 PM

ASTORIA, Ore -- Astoria police arrested a transient woman Tuesday morning after she charged a police car with a Philips-Head screwdriver, police said.

Police responded after 4:20 a.m. to reports of a woman at a bus stop yelling at passing cars, near 450 West Marine Drive.

The woman, 43-year-old Christina Stevens was allegedly camping at the bus stop, police said. According to police, when officers arrived, Stevens charged their car with a weapon.

Officers repeatedly told Stevens to back away. Stevens then charged the car again and hit the rear passenger side window with a Philips-Head screwdriver, police said.

Stevens then ran at an officer on foot. The officer shot and hit Stevens with a Taser, police said. According to police, the Taser failed to stun her, but Stevens retreated back to her bus stop. An officer armed with a shotgun loaded with bean bag rounds then approached Stevens, who was finally subdued as additional police arrived on the scene.

Stevens was charged with two counts of attempted assault, two counts of menacing, criminal mischief and unlawful use of a weapon.

Dashboard camera video provided by Astoria police.

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