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Knife-wielding woman stunned with Taser, arrested by Arlington police

Knife-wielding woman stunned with Taser by Arlington police

The 28-year-old woman walked into the Arlington Police Department on Tuesday. (Courtesy: Arlington Police Department)
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The 28-year-old woman walked into the Arlington Police Department on Tuesday. (Courtesy: Arlington Police Department)

A 28-year-old woman remained in the Arlington Jail on Thursday, accused of entering police headquarters this week holding two knives above her head in an “aggressive manner.”

Patricia Sayan walked into the headquarters’ lobby about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Lt. Chris Cook, a police spokesman, said in a statement.

The front desk officer commanded Sayan to drop the knives, and she then walked toward the desk, Cook said. The desk officer called for assistance and told Sayan to back away and drop the knives.

“The woman began making thrusting motions towards the officer with the knives,” Cook said. “The officer remained calm and waited for additional officers to arrive. As several officers arrived, they formulated a plan and began yelling commands to her as well to drop the weapons but she would not drop the knives.”

An officer then stunned Sayan in the back and took her into custody.

She is facing one charge of terroristic threat. Her bail is set at $750.

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