COLUMBIA — Columbia Police disarmed a suicidal woman wielding a large kitchen knife by shooting her with a Taser early Monday morning, a department news release said.
At 12:32 a.m., officers responded to reports of a woman struggling with a family member over a knife in a house. Officers removed the family member from the home and asked the woman to drop the knife, the release said.
Officers reported that the woman either did not understand the command or refused.
She was then shot with a Taser, causing her to drop the knife. She was taken into custody for a psychiatric evaluation at a local hospital, the release said.