The Ocean Shores Police Department reported an assault on an officer called to a scene on Tuesday, resulting in minor injuries to the officer.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Ocean Shores Boulevard Northwest and Barnacle Street to investigate a report of a woman yelling and screaming in the roadway, according to a social media post from the department.
“Upon the arrival of two officers, they recognized the female, a 38-year-old woman experiencing homelessness, from previous contacts,” said the news release. “As officers attempted to speak with the woman, she became verbally aggressive. Officers tried to de-escalate the situation, but the woman immediately began to punch one of the officers, striking him on the neck with her fist and also burning him on the neck with a cigarette.”
The woman, who was known to the officers from previous incidents, was detained and taken to the Grays Harbor County Jail and charged with assault, according to the news release. The officer who was attacked was not meaningfully injured and continued their shift.
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