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Woman with hatchet blocks Utah ambulance during rush hour

Police said the woman was also carrying a bullwhip and a knife


By Leila Merrill

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — A woman with a hatchet blocked an ambulance Sunday during rush hour traffic near Salt Lake City, Gephardt Daily reported.

When the rig crew tried to move around her, she tried to block it again, still wielding the small ax, according to police. She also reportedly threatened a witness.

The woman was also carrying a bullwhip and a knife.

Gephart Daily also reported that, “In addition to the second-degree felony aggravated assault charge of brandishing the hand-axe at an individual, the woman faces a felony count of a pedestrian interfering with an emergency vehicle, and multiple misdemeanors.”

Police said it wasn’t known if the delay had any impact on treatment delivery.

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