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Ax-wielding woman detained in St. Cloud on suspicion of assault

Ax-wielding woman detained in St. Cloud on suspicion of assault Photo: KSTP.

Gracie Stockton
Updated: September 11, 2021 04:19 PM
Created: September 11, 2021 03:24 PM

An ax-wielding St. Cloud woman was arrested Saturday morning on two counts of felony assault, according to police.

At 11:26 a.m., St. Cloud police responded to a report of a woman with an ax trying to attack people in the neighborhood near the intersection of Fourth Street and Eight Avenue South. 

According to statements, the woman attempted to assault a 44-year-old man across the street. The man was up on a ladder working on his house and managed to dodge her swing. The ax instead hit the ladder. Police said she then lifted the axe and ran screaming toward a 52-year-old bicyclist.

Upon arriving at the scene, police saw the suspect holding the ax. She then fled on foot to her home and barricaded herself in. The St. Cloud SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called for aid due to the violent nature of the woman. At 1:38 p.m., authorities executed a search warrant and took the woman into custody. 


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