Police: Woman threatens people at park with machete


WALLA WALLA, Wash. — A woman is behind bars after police arrested her for chasing people in a Walla Walla park with a machete.

Officers responded to Wildwood Park in Walla Walla for reports about a woman threatening people with a machete.

Officials observed the woman, later identified as Shelby Brown, 35, yelling at people that she was going to kill them.

Police cleared out the park while waiting for back-up.

Officers said they tried to de-escalate the situation and then attempted to use a pepper ball gun, but ended up having to use a taser deployment.

Medics transported Brown to a hospital to be checked out and then booked her into the Walla Walla County Jail on charges for felony threats, unlawful carrying of a weapon and resisting arrest.


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