Virginia woman arrested after allegedly swinging medieval sword at police officer, neighbor

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A Virginia woman is facing charges after she allegedly swung a medieval sword at a police officer and another person.

The Leesburg Police Department announced on Monday that officers responded on Feb. 8 to the 800 block of Edwards Ferry Road to serve a warrant on 35-year-old Alexandra C. Hopkins.

After officers encountered Hopkins, she swung at one of them with a sword that was more than a foot and a half long before fleeing into a residence, police said in a news release.

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Hopkins was taken into custody without further incident.

A neighbor told police that Hopkins also swung the sword at them.

No injuries were reported in connection with either incident.

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Hopkins was charged with one count of assault on law enforcement, one count of assault and two counts of brandishing a weapon. She also has two unrelated warrants from another agency.

She was transported to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and is being held without bond. 

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