Police: Woman lunged at officer with box cutter - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Police: Woman lunged at officer with box cutter

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock police responded to a suspicious subject in a vehicle on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 4:20 p.m. in the 6500 block of Slide Road.

Police say that Mary Helen Vela, 61, locked herself inside her vehicle. When asked to open the car door, she opened the door and lunged at the officer with a box cutter.

The officer asked Vela to drop the box cutter but had to taze her to gain compliance.

Police say Vela was arrested and medically cleared at UMC before being transported to the Lubbock County Jail.

Vela is being charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer.

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