Woman becomes 'combative' attempting assault on Capitol Police officers with baseball bat

Woman becomes 'combative' attempting assault on Capitol Police officers with baseball bat
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A woman in Washington, D.C., "became combative" and attempted to assault Capitol Police officers on Friday using a baseball bat, authorities said Friday.

The woman, who was identified by the Capitol Police as 25-year-old Olivia Romano, came to the West Front of the Capitol at approximately 9:30 a.m. Friday carrying the bat, according to officers. Police moved in on the suspect, and she allegedly bit one officer.

"When she raised the bat, the officers attempted to take it. In that moment, the woman became combative and bit one of the officers," authorities told the Washington Examiner.

Authorities said "charges are pending" for the woman, who is now in custody.

It was not immediately clear why the suspect was attempting to assault officers, but police said she "appeared agitated" as she carried the bat along First Street SW, located west of the Capitol.

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The woman was detained near the Capitol. She could be heard saying she was "arrested illegally" and was claiming police battery, according to WTTG.

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