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Duct Tape-Clad Woman Injures Police

SEATTLE, (UPI) — Seattle police said they arrested a woman who replaced her clothes with pink duct tape at a nightclub before injuring three police officers.

Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said the woman, whose name was not released, was asked to leave a nightclub in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood Saturday night when she started removing her clothes and wrapping pink duct tape around her upper body area, KOMO-TV, Seattle, reported Monday.

Witt said police were called when the woman injured a bartender and a female patron. The suspect fled when officers arrived and attempted to hide in the women’s restroom of a nearby KFC/Taco Bell restaurant.

Officers put the woman in handcuffs and led her out of the restaurant, but the suspect “freaked out” when they attempted to put her into a patrol car.

One officer suffered a slight concussion when the woman kicked him in the head, while another suffered a severed tendon in his right pinkie finger and a third officer suffered swelling and slight dislocation to his jaw.

The three officers and the suspect, who suffered minor injuries, were taken to Harborview Medical Center. Police said the woman again became violent at the hospital and had to be sedated.

The woman was taken to the King County Jail for investigation of assault.

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