Union Woman Allegedly Assaulted Officer With Scissors, Stole Police Cruiser

FAYETTVILLE, N.C. – A 21-year-old Union woman remained at a local medical center for evaluation Wednesday and was facing charges for allegedly assaulting a North Carolina police officer with a pair of scissors and stealing his police cruiser on Monday, according to a report by the Fayetteville Observer.

A Fayetteville police officer responded to reports of someone carrying a suspicious weapon at 5:20 p.m. on Sept. 2. According to the report, Ayana Kenyatta Taylor, 21, was carrying scissors and a hammer.

Taylor will be charged with assault on a government official with a deadly weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, resist, delay and obstruct a law enforcement officer and various traffic offenses, according to the report.

The charges against Taylor are merely accusations; she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The incident was captured on a cell phone video, which was broadcast by a North Carolina television news station.

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