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Police say woman threw knife at Marion officer

MARION, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A 32-year-old Marion woman is accused of throwing a knife at an officer this weekend during a burglary investigation.

On Nov. 10 around 11 p.m., Marion Police responded to the area of Upton Court for a possible burglary in progress.

Once officers were there, dispatchers told police that the investigation turned into an unwanted guest in the area. Officer Biddle with the Marion Police Department was flagged down in the area of 1600 West 12th Street.

Police could see someone hiding in the bushes in front of the residence there. That’s when Officer Biddle shined his flashlight at the bush and discovered Michelle Jimenez.

Police said she got up and started walking towards him. Officer Biddle reportedly told her to stop, but she refused.

Police said at that point Jimenez reportedly pulled out a knife and held it above her head as she continued to walk towards him.

Officer Biddle kept shouting at her to put the knife down, but she instead threw the knife, hitting him in the upper chest.

That’s when he used a taser to get her into custody.

Police said that she appeared to be struggling to breathe and was convulsing, so they removed the handcuffs and put her on her side until medics arrived.

Medics took her to a local hospital to get checked out. Jimenez was eventually booked with battery on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon and violating probation. Her bond was set at $25,000.

Officer Biddle wasn’t hurt during the altercation.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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