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Woman charges at police with knife

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Dee DeQuattro


A Providence woman has been charged with felony assault after charging at three police officers with a knife on Sunday.

Fire fighters responded to the residence of 56-year-old Cynthia De Jesus Sunday afternoon. While on scene they called police for back-up but it is unclear why.

Three officers arrived at the scene and found De Jesus out of control flailing about, De Jesus then went into the kitchen grabbed a knife and came at the officers.

Two officers drew their guns, the third pulled out a Taser gun which was fired at De Jesus when she charged toward the officers.

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