BREAKING: Woman with baseball bat attacks US Capitol Police officer

It’s being reported that a woman brandishing a baseball bat has attacked a US Capitol police officers by biting him as they attempted to take the bat away from her:



 
Here’s more from The Hill:

A woman carrying a baseball bat near the Capitol’s West Front on Friday morning “became combative” and bit a Capitol Police officer, the department said.

According to the Capitol Police, a woman identified as Olivia Romano, 25, “appeared agitated” and “started yelling at our officers” around 9:30 a.m. Romano allegedly then attacked the Capitol Police officers who tried to take the baseball bat from her.

“When she raised the bat, the officers attempted to take it. In that moment, the woman became combative and bit one of the officers,” the Capitol Police said in a statement to The Hill.

Romano is in custody and charges are pending. A motive for her actions has not yet been identified.

Below is a photo of the woman being taken into custody:

According to 7NewsDC, the woman may have been a climate activist:

On Twitter, a woman with the username @liv_romano said she was headed to Washington DC to protect out Indigenous Water Protectors & allies being illegally arrested by Secret Service for peacefully protesting.

“We The People are taking back out power,” she tweeted.

I bet the media was hoping it was a scary Trump supporter. Heh.

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