PORTLAND, Ore. — A police offer was injured after performing a welfare check on a woman on Friday night, according to Portland police.
An officer responded to the area of Northeast 33rd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Avenue shortly after 8:00 p.m. where a woman was reportedly walking in the middle of the road attacking passing vehicles with a large kitchen knife. They say she eventually discarded the knife.
Police say the woman didn’t listen to the officer’s commands and was forced to use less lethal munitions, but it didn’t work. The woman attacked the officer and he deployed his stun gun.
A security officer saw the officer under attacked and used his pepper spray on the woman, the bureau said. The woman was taken into custody.
The officer, a 2-year veteran with the bureau, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was treated at the scene.
Kaitlyn Shermaine Monroe,25, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and charged with assaulting a police officer, interfering with a police officer, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.